“For me, St. Columba's and faith are inextricably linked. I know whatever life serves up, God will provide for me and my family through the community here.”
Fletcher Jones
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“I walked into a room of complete strangers on Wednesday morning and was completely welcomed with warm, loving smiles from a diverse group of mothers.”
Lindy Gallagher
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“St. Columba’s Rebuilding Together ministry worked on a beautiful old house in the Gallaudet neighborhood of DC. It was owned by an absolutely amazing couple, loved by many in this city.”
Kristin McNavage
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Welcome to St. Columba's!

St. Columba’s is a lively community of faith engaged in many ministries. Your presence here is a gift. Are you …

• New to Washington? New to Christianity or the Episcopal Church?

• Searching … for a comfortable church home for yourself or your family?

• Interested … in exploring your faith, doubts and life’s big questions?

• Hoping to serve … those in need, to make a difference in the world?

We are here for you … Welcome to St. Columba’s!

Curious about our programs for children, youth, adult formation, music, or community engagement? Text “COLUMBA” to 22828, submit your email address, and learn more about us.

Come Worship With Us This Week

This Sunday

Holy Eucharist

Church Nave (map)

8 am – A quiet and intimate service without music, but with a sermon.

9 am – Family-friendly, lively worship service for people of all ages.

11:15 am – A more formal worship service featuring our adult choirs.

Great Hall (map)

9:15 am – Eucharist with a Gospel story-time and music designed for preschool children and their families.


Child care is available for infants and children to age 3 from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm in Rm 322.

Monday – Friday

Morning Prayer

Church Nave

8:30 am – Monday - Friday
in St. Aidan's Chapel


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Upcoming Sunday Forums

Upcoming Sunday Forums

Join us for presentations that stimulate our imagination about living the Christian life in this community, and in today’s changing world. Hear from distinguished speakers on topics that inform us on a wide range of current issues. In our January Sunday Forum series, learn more about our new vision for community engagement and initiative to address family homelessness.

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Winter Formation Classes

Winter Formation Classes

When you picture January do you envision cold, dark evenings with nothing to do? Celebrate the new year with new life and new growth opportunities ... join us for an evening class, workshop or discussion group. "Wednesdays at St. C’s" begins January 15. Click below and explore the options.

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“More Jesus, More Love” Revival Service

“More Jesus, More Love” Revival Service

Bishop Budde welcomes the royal wedding preacher, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to DC! Come worship, pray and sing with fellow St. Columbans, and experience Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry live at his “More Jesus, More Love" Revival Service on Sun., Jan. 26 at 2 pm, at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southwest DC. Tickets are free, but must be reserved at EDOW.org. St. Columba’s is offering a free event ticket and round-trip bus ride to the event if a minimum of 40 people sign up by COB Sun., Jan. 19. The bus will depart from St. C’s at 1 pm on Sun., Jan. 26 and return at 5 pm. Sign up at: tinyurl.com/MoreJesusSignup

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Perceptions: Exploring Gun Violence

Perceptions: Exploring Gun Violence

With gun violence increasing in the US, reaching into our communities, stores, fairs, schools and houses of worship, St. Columba’s has joined a coalition of 14 faith and Gun Violence Prevention groups to organize a free film and discussion series in the DC metro region. This five-part film series, “Perceptions: Exploring Gun Violence” examines facets of gun violence and its effect on Americans. These films are free and open to the public.

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Join Us!

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar

Come Visit Us!

We are located at 4201 Albemarle St., NW, one block west of Wisconsin Ave. and just north of the intersection of Wisconsin and Nebraska Aves. (Tenley Circle).

Metro: Take the Red Line to the Tenleytown/AU station. Use the west exit, and head south on Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right onto Albemarle Street and walk one block to the church.

Parking: Street parking is easy to find on most days. There is a small church parking located on Butterworth Place, which is available on Sunday mornings and weekday evenings.

Accessibility: On Sundays, there is an accessible drop-off/pick-up area in front of the 42nd Street entrance. There is accessibility from the parking lot (where there are reserved handicapped spaces). Come in through the Nursery School entrance. There is an elevator at the end of that hall.

Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you.

Parish Office

4201 Albemarle St., NW
Washington, DC 20016



Monday – Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm
Friday: 9 am to 1 pm

Pastoral Care

Email: pastoralcare@columba.org
For pastoral emergencies after office hours, please call 202-669-4856 to reach a member of the clergy.