Alert: St. C's will close on Nov. 21 (at noon) through Nov. 23 to observe Thanksgiving. For pastoral emergencies, please call 202-363-4119.

“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
Learn more
“"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
Learn more
“"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
Learn more

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!

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 and 11:15 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 10:15—11:45 am in Rm 322.

Monday – Friday

Morning Prayer

Church Nave

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


Full Worship Service Info


St. Columba’s Annual Meeting

St. Columba’s Annual Meeting

This announcement will serve as official notice of the St. Columba's Episcopal Church Annual Meeting to be held on Sun., Nov. 18, at 10:15 am in the Great Hall.

Rector Ledlie Laughlin extends a personal invitation to come to the St. Columba’s Annual Meeting on Sun., Nov. 18 at 10:15 am, in the Great Hall. Together, we will offer thanks to those stepping down from leadership roles; offer prayers for those stepping up; receive an update on our financial giving and annual budget; elect new vestry members; and rejoice in the wondrous ways that the Holy Spirit is moving among us, enlivening our faith and lives together.

Learn More
Annual Elections: Candidates Announced

Annual Elections: Candidates Announced

The Nominating committee is very pleased to announce the candidates who will be standing for election to the vestry and as diocesan delegates at the St. Columba's Annual Meeting. Calling all Parishioners! Read on and get to know your vestry candidates. Come to the Candidates Forum on Sun., Nov. 11 and meet them in person. Be sure to vote for the candidates of your choice. Parishioners may cast their ballots starting Sun., Nov. 11 and through the day of the Annual Meeting, Sun., Nov. 18 (when elections close at 1 pm).

Learn More
How Do You Give Thanks With Christ?

How Do You Give Thanks With Christ?

There are many privileges of participation at St Columba’s. We engage in powerful worship, compelling educational programs for all ages, service to our neighbors and in the joy of sharing our gifts. The privilege of offering our financial support – and the support of our time, energies and talents – is key to who we are and what we believe in. As our annual pledge campaign kicks off, learn more about giving at St. Columba's ...

Learn More
Lessons and Carols

Lessons and Carols

On Sun., Dec. 2 at 5 pm, St. Columba's choirs will lead a service of hope and anticipation for Christ's coming at Christmas. Glorious carols for choirs and congregation will be woven together with the story of our salvation from the Garden of Eden to Christ's coming reign of peace. A festive reception follows in the Common.

Learn More

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 4 pm

Pastoral Care

For pastoral emergencies after office hours, please call 202-363-4119 to reach a member of the clergy.