“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.

11:15 am – Worship Lab, contemporary  worship experience for all ages.

Child care is available for infants and children to age 3 from 10:15—11:45 am in Rm 322.

Monday – Friday

Morning Prayer

Church Nave

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


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Pentecost & Columba Day

Pentecost & Columba Day

This year our annual Columba Day celebrations coincide with the Feast of Pentecost–and the Bishop is coming! We will follow a modified schedule, with just three services in the Church Nave at 8 am, 9:15 am, and 11:15 am. The 9:15 am service will be Great Hall-style, geared to pre-school age children with their families. At 11:15 am, the Bishop will celebrate Pentecost by offering the rite of confirmation for youth and adults. (Incense is used at the 11:15 am service.)

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Celebrate Columba Day!

Celebrate Columba Day!

Join us for a scrumptious Columba Day Brunch for all ages to be served following the 9:15 and 11:15 am services in the Great Hall. Buffet menu includes: french toast, bacon, frittatas, quiche, breakfast potatoes, salad and fresh strawberries. Buy your tickets before June 3 and SAVE! Adult early bird tickets $10 (before June 3), $15 after June 3 and at the door. Children's tickets (ages 4-11) $5; Under 4 FREE. Buy tickets in the Common on Sun., May 19, May 26 and June 2. Buy tickets anytime online! Questions? Contact: Jennifer Turner

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St. Columba’s Got Vision

St. Columba’s Got Vision

In Fall 2018, St. Columba’s convened Committee on Mission, Vision and Strategic Planning to evaluate the Church’s programs, ministries and parish life, formulate a statement of Mission and Core Values, and develop a Vision for St. Columba’s that would facilitate strategic planning. Our goal was to engage parishioners, congregational leaders, clergy, and staff in an honest appraisal of St. Columba’s current strengths and weaknesses, and inspire all stakeholders at the Church to reflect upon how God is calling us to grow.

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Missed the May 5th Informational Meeting? It is still possible to learn about St. Columba’s ten-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land, February 10-21, 2020. Based in Jerusalem with trips to the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Emmaus, and more, the tour will be led by Iyad Qumri, a Palestinian Anglican Christian, with Rector Ledlie Laughlin.

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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.