“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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Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

Advent is here ... and so we continue on our journey to Live God's Love as we prepare for the Christ Child through the Way of Love practices of prayer, worship, learn, bless, turn, go, and rest. This Advent give yourself the gift of time and space to prepare your heart for the Holy Day of Christmas, where God shares the greatest gift of love in the birth of Jesus.

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Preparation Sunday

Join us for mulled cider and merriment as we prepare our hearts and the Church for Christmas! There will be activities for all ages, all around the church … the Great Hall, Common, Azzi Living Room and all classrooms on 2nd floor. 

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Annual Election Results

Annual Election Results

With balloting concluding on Sun., Nov. 17 and 342 ballots cast, the St. Columba's Nominating committee announces the following election results: Steve Smith and Abigail Gorman will serve as senior and junior warden, respectively. Incoming vestry members are Gina Lagomarsino, Ryan McNavage, Betsy Oster, Keri Piester, and Josh Wilson. Diocesan delegates are Bob Oetting and Patricia Riley; and Diocesan delegate alternates: are Bill Jensen, Scott Pritchett, and Thelma Triche.

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2019 Finance Report

2019 Finance Report

At St. Columba's Annual Meeting on Nov. 17, treasurer Tim Massad announced that great progress has been made in our effort to strengthen the foundation of St. Columba’s by completing reviews of our recent financial history. With over 250 St. Columbans present, Tim led us through the agenda for the financial report which included: Getting our financial house in order; a financial summary 2015-2019; 2019 Results; 2020 Budget and a Stewardship update.

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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.