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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

SUNDAY SERVICES (after Labor Day through May)
8:00 a.m.       Holy Eucharist: Rite I (spoken)

9:00  a.m.      Holy Eucharist: Rite II

                        Children's Chapel

11:15 a.m.      Misa in Español (Little Sanctuary)

11:15 a.m.      Holy Eucharist: Rite II (Rite I during Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter)

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 9:00 a.m.  Daily Morning Prayer

Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.                                    Holy Eucharist: Rite II


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

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For Your Kids

Children’s Ministry

At St. Alban’s Parish the formation of our children is a high priority.  While we know that a significant amount of a child’s faith comes from the home, we aim to provide excellent children’s formation throughout the year to complement the formation that is ongoing in a child’s life.  Our goal is to help children easily point to the love of God in their lives.

Worship: Children’s Chapel meets at the start of the 9:00 a.m. service in Nourse Hall. Children join the congregation in "big church" at the Peace, in time for Eucharist.

Education: All church school classes resume the Sunday after Labor Day with our annual Open House. Instruction starts the following Sunday. 

Nursery care: Child care is available from 9:00 to 11:05 a.m. during the program year (September to May) for infants and children under 3 who aren’t quite ready for our 2s & 3s class.

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. 

Worship:  St. Alban’s Teen Service Fellowship starts at 9:00 a.m. and is a separate service just for our teens held in the Little Sanctuary at St. Albans School. This interactive service offers teens time to talk about life, the Gospel, and to celebrate Eucharist together.  The teens return to "big church," before heading to their classes at the conclusion of the 9:00 a.m. worship service.  Friends are always welcome.

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.

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One Parish, Two Languages: Workshop

One Parish, Two Languages: Workshop

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Nourse Hall, 3001 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC US 20016

Coordinator: The Rev'd Geoffrey Hoare |

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As we make the significant move from sponsoring a quasi-separate Spanish-speaking congregation to being one congregation worshiping in both English and Spanish, we are fortunate to have the Rev'd Steve Carlsen and Yuri Rodriguez with us on the weekend of October 12 and 13. They led the team that made this exact change at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis. They have learned a lot and have a story to share. (Traducción al español a continuación,)

The Saturday conversation is focused on challenges to our Anglo majority.

On Sunday, October 13, Steve and Yuri will preach at 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. (in English) and at 11:15 in Spanish. In between, they'll speak at a forum. After lunch in Trenbath at 12:30 p.m., they will lead another conversation (from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.) focused on challenges to those who prefer to worship in Spanish

Steve Carlsen is serving as the interim rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Key West. He is also the vice president of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes. Steve grew up in the Midwest, was ordained in the Diocese of Chicago, and has served congregations in Chicago, Ohio, Colorado and most recently as the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis--where he served for a dozen years. A self-proclaimed bicycle geek, on his sabbatical four years ago, Steve and his wife, Jen, went on a six-month, self-supported bike tour through South America and Mexico. On that tour in the Andes mountains of Peru, a boy told them, "Uds. estan en una aventura!" They still are.

Yuriria Rodríguez, a native of Costa Rica, is associate director of Hispanic music and communications manager at Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis. In 2018, she was director of music for Nuevo Amanecer, the biannual conference of Latino Ministries of The Episcopal Church at Kanuga. She is currently a member of the editorial committee of Nuevo Amanecer, the new Episcopal songbook for Latino Ministries of TEC that will be published in 2020. Yuriria is a performer, educator, choir conductor, and composer, with advanced degrees in Music from Indiana University. By the end of October 2019, the Anglican Theological Review will be publishing Yuriria’s latest essay, titled “El Coro Latinoamericano: Redefining the Choral Model for the Latino Congregations of the Episcopal Church.” 

Steve and Yuri can help us all as we begin to answer many of the questions we have about what lies ahead.

Una Parroquia, Dos Idiomas

A medida que hacemos el movimiento significativo de patrocinar una congregación hispanohablante casi separada para ser una congregación que adora tanto en inglés como en español, tenemos la suerte de tener a Steve Carlsen y Yuri Rodríguez con nosotros el fin de semana del 12 y 13 de octubre de 2019. Ellos dirigieron el equipo que realizó este cambio exacto en Christ Church Cathedral en Indianápolis. Han aprendido mucho y tienen una historia que compartir. Esperamos que cada miembro de nuestra parroquia pueda asistir a una o más de las presentaciones y unirse a ellos mientras predican en las liturgias en inglés a las 8:00 y 9:00 a.m. y en la liturgia en español a las 11:15 a.m. del domingo.

Además de la predicación, el horario para el fin de semana será:

Sábado 12 de octubre

9:30 a.m. al mediodía, Nourse Hall:

Conversación centrada en los desafíos para nuestra mayoría anglo

Domingo 13 de octubre

10:15 a.m. a 11:00 a.m., Nourse Hall: Forum de adultos

12:30 pm. a la 1:00 p.m. , Salón Trenbath: Almuerzo

13:00. a las 3:00 p.m., Salón Trenbath:

Conversación enfocada en desafíos para aquellos que prefieren adorar en español

Cada uno de nosotros tiene mucho que aprender de Steve y Yuri, y pueden ayudarnos a medida que comenzamos a responder muchas de las preguntas que tenemos sobre lo que nos espera.

Steve Carlsen se desempeña como Rector Interino de la Iglesia Episcopal St. Paul, Key West. También es Vicepresidente del Consorcio de Parroquias Episcopales Dotadas. Steve creció en el Medio Oeste, fue ordenado en la Diócesis de Chicago y ha servido a congregaciones en Chicago, Ohio, Colorado y más recientemente como Decano de Christ Church Cathedral, Indianápolis, donde sirvió durante una docena de años. Un autoproclamado fanático de la bicicleta, en su año sabático hace cuatro años, Steve y su esposa, Jen, realizaron un recorrido en bicicleta de seis meses por América del Sur y México. En esa gira en las montañas de los Andes del Perú, un niño les dijo: "Ustedes están en una aventura!" Aún lo están.

Yuriria Rodríguez, originaria de Costa Rica, es Directora Asociada de Música Hispana y Gerente de Comunicaciones en Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis. En 2018, fue Directora de Música para Nuevo Amanecer, la conferencia bianual de Ministerios Latinos de la Iglesia Episcopal en Kanuga. Actualmente es miembro del comité editorial de Nuevo Amanecer, el nuevo cancionero episcopal para los ministerios latinos de la Iglesia Episcopal que se publicará en 2020. Yuriria es intérprete, educadora, directora de coro y compositora, con licenciatura y maestría en música por la Universidad de Indiana. A fines de octubre de 2019, la Anglican Theological Review publicó el último ensayo de Yuriria, titulado "El Coro Latinoamericano: redefiniendo el modelo coral para las congregaciones latinas de la Iglesia Episcopal".