This is my search section here
  • Welcome
  • Service Times
  • Directions
  • What to Expect
  • For Your Kids
  • The Episcopal Church
Close X


Welcome to St. Alban’s Church! Every Sunday, and most days in between, people gather in this place to worship, to learn, to grow, to share the joys and struggles of our lives, and to seek God’s grace in the midst of our lives. We do not come because we have it all figured out, but because we are seeking light on the way. We come as we are and welcome one another.

On this website, you can find information about our worship, our classes for people of all ages, membership at St. Alban's, and about how we seek to make a difference in this world. We warmly encourage you to join us for a Sunday service or for some of the many other events that happen here. You belong at St. Alban’s.

Please fill out this welcome form to connect with us.

Contact us with any questions. Call (202) 363-8286 or email the church office.


Service Times

Weekly In-person Sunday Service Schedule:

8:00 a.m. (English) in the Church
10:00 a.m. (English) in the Church
11:15 a.m. (Spanish) in Nourse Hall

Communion in one kind (i.e. wafers) will be offered at the main altar, although we will happily bring communion to those for whom steps are challenging. 

Weekly Live Sunday Services are live-streamed on our Youtube channel (St. Alban's DC) at 9 a.m. every Sunday, as is our Spanish service at 11:15 a.m. 

Evening Prayer Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom, join us for a time of reflection and sharing at the close of your busy day. Contact Paul Brewster at    for the link. 



St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is located next to the Washington National Cathedral at the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues in the northwest section of the District of Columbia.

From either direction on the north loop of the Capital Beltway/I-495 follow signs for Route 355/Wisconsin Ave south toward DC. St. Alban’s is located on the left just before the intersection of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW. Make a left onto Lych Gate Rd before you reach Massachusetts Ave. As you enter the drive, the church will be on your left and Satterlee Hall and the Rectory on the right. Stay on Lych Gate until it becomes Pilgrim Rd.

From any Virginia main in-bound thoroughfare (George Washington Memorial Parkway, I-395, Route 50, I-66), follow signs to Rosslyn and take the Key Bridge from Rosslyn north across the Potomac River into Georgetown. Go right on M St, left on Wisconsin Ave. St. Alban’s is located on the right just after the intersection of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW. Make a right onto Lych Gate Rd after passing Massachusetts. As you enter the drive, the church will be on your left and Satterlee Hall and the Rectory on the right. Stay on Lych Gate until it becomes Pilgrim Rd.

Parking is available on Pilgrim Road Monday-Friday after 3:30 pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. Parking is also available in the Cathedral’s underground garage for a fee Monday- Saturday and for free on Sunday.  You may also park on neighborhood streets according to DC parking signs.

What to Expect

Visiting a church for the first time can be a bit daunting. So we have tried to put together the answers to some of the questions you’re likely to have and to ensure that you find a warm welcome here. Click on the questions to learn more.)

How do you worship?

What time are services on Sunday morning?

How long do services last?

Where can I park?

Do you offer programs for children?

What should I wear?

Do you have provisions for the differently-abled?

For Your Kids

Children’s Ministry

At St. Alban’s, we believe that a child’s spiritual growth is just as important as their physical and intellectual growth. Our goal is to help children name and value the presence and love of God in their lives. We do this through a variety of means – by providing stable and consistent adult mentors, encouraging strong peer relationships, and supporting parents in their families’ faith lives at home.

Worship: This Fall, Children's Chapel meets during the first half of the 9:00 a.m. service in Nourse Hall (a spacious parish hall in the same building as the main worship space.) Kids and families join "big church" at the Peace so everyone can receive Communion together. To learn more, contact the Rev’d Emily Griffin.

Education: We've resumed our formation programs for the 2022-2023 period. Here’s everything you need to know:

  • Sunday School and Youth Group Classes are from 10:15 to 11:05 a.m.
  • Nursery, 2s & 3s, PreK to 1st Grade, 2nd to 3rd Grade, and 4th to 6th Grade all meet upstairs in Satterlee Hall. Youth classes meet downstairs in Satterlee Hall.
  • If you haven’t registered your child or teen yet, it’s not too late. Register in person at the start of class or click here

Questions? For children, contact the Rev’d Emily Griffin at . For youth, contact the Rev’d Yoimel González Hernández at .

Learn more about Children's Ministries
Youth Ministry

Four teen groups participate in formation classes at St. Alban’s on Sunday mornings. We use the nationally recognized Episcopal curriculum “Journey to Adulthood," or J2A. J2A has two guiding principles: 1) Manhood and womanhood are gifts of God; and 2) Adulthood must be earned. This is a strong program with over 50 youth participating, many of whom engage in a wide variety of ministries at St. Alban’s. Two or three adults mentor each of the groups for two years, sharing their own faith journeys and forming strong bonds of fellowship with the participants.Learn more about Youth Ministries

The Episcopal Church

As Episcopalians, we follow Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe God is active in our everyday lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.  

The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and with each other in Christ. The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the gospel, and promotes justice, peace and love. The Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all of its members.

We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer. We believe the Holy Scriptures are the revealed Word of God. In worship we unite ourselves with one another to acknowledge the holiness of God, to hear God's Word, to offer prayer and praise, and to celebrate the Sacraments. The Celebration of Holy Eucharist is the central act of worship in accordance with Jesus' command to His disciples. Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.

The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion with 70 million members in 165 countries.  The word "Episcopal" refers to government by bishops. The historic episcopate continues the work of the first apostles in the Church, guarding the faith, unity and discipline of the Church. Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops. 

We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person. We welcome all to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.

I'm New
St. Alban's
custom-Custom_Size___IMG_6560 (1024x250)

Alban Life

Out of the Comfort Zone

Posted by on

My name is Audrey O’Beirne and I am 12 years old. I and about 10 other youth from St. Alban’s, along with some of our parents, went to the Church of the Epiphany in DC. This church was ginormous. Not as big as the Duomo di Milano but pretty big. A gathering of people stood outside of...

Continue reading…

One Parish, Two Languages

Posted by The Rev'd Geoffrey Hoare on

You have by now heard the phrase “One Parish. Two Languages.” This represents a significant shift for all of us regarding the status of our parishioners who prefer to worship in Spanish. (Traducción al español a continuación) I will not here recount the history...

Continue reading…

Youth Leadership

Posted by Deborah Potter on

The three main youth groups at St. Alban's offer fellowship and adventure to our 6th through 12th graders, and the youth aren't the only ones who benefit. Alex Netchvolodoff, who mentored the Senior Youth, says sharing hopes and fears in the context of Christian theology has enriched his...

Continue reading…

Tubman Volunteers Get More Than They Give

Posted by Marcy Fisher on

St. Alban's has a deepening relationship with a DC elementary school

Continue reading…

Rest on this Day... Sort of!

Posted by Ruthie Rhodes on

  The uneventful morning of August 15 led us to the bus at about 7 AM. With our bags packed and ready to embark on this extraordinary day, we received our bus tickets and piled up on a ferry for our trip to Aegina.  We ended up arriving to the ferry a bit early, allowing time to wander...

Continue reading…

Downwards from Delphi, Upwards in Spirit

Posted by Foster Price on

  Our second and final full day in the ancient Greek city of Delphi was one to remember. After waking up in our hotel at 8:00 AM and heading downstairs for a hardy complimentary breakfast, all of us were set to leave on our ambitious hike down the mountains of Delphi. At 9:00 AM, we met...

Continue reading…

Know Thyself... Questions of the Oracle


Posted by Annie McLean on

  Alarms went off at 8:30 this morning for a 9am breakfast. Everyone seemed very tired, but ready to start a new day. We walked through the small town of Delphi, on the side of the road, to a small cul-de-sac off of the sidewalk. We gathered there for communion. We stood in a circle as we...

Continue reading…

Finding God Outside of the Ordinary


Posted by Sonya Lyalikov on

7:45-The day begins again with worship reminding us of God’s will and the strength of his navigation in our lives (fitting as the day will be spent navigating to Delphi). As we end our praise, we begin our walk, our hands full of luggage and our faces gleaming at each store paving the...

Continue reading…

... But everything comes from God...

Posted by Allyson Hoare on

  On Friday morning, God and our leaders (but mostly our leaders) blessed us with the privilege of sleeping in. Instead of dragging ourselves half-awake out of bed at 7:30, we were lucky enough to do it at 9:00, and were welcomed by the breakfast of our choice soon after our morning...

Continue reading…

How Great Thou Art


Posted by Eric Butcher on

The day began early at 7:30 a.m., where we met outside for morning reflection and prayer. The optimism and excitement renewed after our night's rest. The voyage continued after a brief yet delicious breakfast. We first left to meet up with Poppy, our Athenian guide, at around 8:00 a.m. The...

Continue reading…