St. Columba's Episcopal Church

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4201 Albemarle Street NW
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September through May:
Mon. through Thurs.,
9 am to 5 pm
Fri., 9 am to 4 pm

June through August:
Mon. through Fri.,
9 am to 4 pm.

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The Episcopal Diocese of Washington (EDOW)

St. Columba’s is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, which includes 93 congregations in Washington and several surrounding Maryland counties (Charles, St. Mary’s, Prince George’s and Montgomery). The diocese is led by a bishop who serves as the chief pastor of all churches in the diocese. Our current bishop is the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, consecrated in November 2011.

To learn more about the diocese, check out the diocesan website. If you are new to the area or to the Episcopal Church, be sure to click on “The Diocese: About Us” for a snapshot of the diocese as well as resources to help orient you to Episcopal worship. And don’t forget “News and Events,” where you can see what's in the news and check out an interactive calendar of parish and diocesan events.

The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington is one of 110 dioceses, primarily in the United States, that make up the Episcopal Church, which is headquartered in New York City. The Episcopal Church is led by a presiding bishop, who typically serves for nine years. The current presiding bishop is the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori. For more information, visit the online home of the Episcopal Church. While you’re there, search for “Glossary of Church Terms,” a great reference when you encounter unfamiliar church vocabulary.

The Anglican Communion

The Episcopal Church is one of 44 member churches in the worldwide Anglican Communion, a group of mostly national churches that have historical ties to the Church of England. The Anglican Communion is led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt. Honourable and Most Rev. Rowan Williams, and its seat is in Canterbury, England. To learn more about ties between the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, as well as the work of the Communion around the world, go to its website:

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Episcopal Diocese of Washington

The Episcopal Church

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