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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 

Weekly In-person Sunday Service Schedule (Please note: Service times may be changed during the seasons of Christmas and Lent and during the summer. Please refer to our calendar to confirm the times.):

8 a.m. (English) in the Church
9 a.m. (English) in the Church
11:15 a.m. (English) in the Church
11:15 a.m. (Spanish) in Nourse Hall (same building as the Church)

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 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.)

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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.

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This Week at St. Alban's


Our Summer Worship Schedule Begins Sunday, May 28
Join Us for Worship In Person or Online

Please note that our Summer Schedule starts this Sunday, May 28 (Pentecost); we will have Sunday services in English at 8:00 and 10:00 am (with both Nursery and Children’s Chapel offered at 10:00 am) and 11:15 am in Spanish. For your convenience, we'll offer nursery care throughout the summer at 10 am - Upper Level, Satterlee Hall. For more information, click here.

Also, celebrate Pentecost with us this Sunday - and don't forget to wear RED! Come to the Columbarium (weather permitting; rain location: Trenbath Assembly) beginning at 10:45 a.m. and enjoy strawberries and ice cream with your St. Alban's family as we recognize our newest official member, Jane Hoover. If you'd like to bring sliced berries or cans of whipped cream, your contributions will be most welcome. Contact Deborah Potter for more information.
Here is our in-person worship schedule: 
  • 8:00 am (English) in the Church
  • 10:00 am (English) in the Church, with Children's Chapel in Nourse Hall.
  • 11:15 am (Spanish) in Nourse Hall. 
And here is everything you need to worship with us online this Sunday
  • The worship services in English will be live on our YouTube channel this Sunday at 9 am and 11:15 am.
  • Si quieres ver nuestro servicio en Español en vivo, ingresa AQUÍ el Domingo, a las 11:15 am y acompáñanos desde donde estés.
  • The full set of readings in English is here.
  • You may donate online by clicking here.
  • Si quieres ofrendar a través de nuestro sitio web, puedes encontrar aquí una explicación paso a paso de cómo hacerlo.   

Godly Play for All Ages: Exploring Sacred Stories and Parables Side-by-Side

Join the Rev’d Emily Griffin on Sundays, June 4 and 11 at 9:00 a.m. in Nourse Hall for some interactive, hands-on Bible Study. Each week, we’ll experience two Godly Play stories side-by-side – one core Old Testament story and one parable of Jesus. (While these stories are often told with children, they provide fertile soil for adult theological reflection as well.) If core sacred stories help to ground us in our identity and parables question the ground we stand on, what happens when we put them together? In these sessions, we will practice juxtaposing what Godly Play founder Jerome Berryman calls “the rootedness of orthodoxy and the openness needed to grow.”

Save the Date: St. Alban's Day Annual Picnic is June 25th and the Moon Bounce is Back!

Visitors, newcomers, and seasoned parishioners all:  Please come to our annual St. Alban's Day picnic celebration following the 10:00 a.m. bilingual service Sunday 6/25.  We'll provide burgers (beef or veggie), hot dogs, condiments, drinks, and some tasty sides and desserts provided by parishioners; sign up sheets coming soon. And the Moon Bounce makes a return this year in Nourse Hall.  All we need for this party is you!

Regarding STA’s Nametags

Help us introduce Bertie and the entire Pearson family to St. Alban’s by wearing your nametag over the coming weeks and months. They will meet hundreds of parishioners as they join us, and remembering everyone’s name can be overwhelming. We can make that easier by wearing our nametags! If you don’t have one, there is a sign-up sheet on a table in the Narthex - or you can sign up online here. Once they are made, they will be placed on the nametag board in the Wade Room (where the coat racks and bathrooms are found). Those who wish to can leave their nametags on the board for easy access. Thanks for helping us as we reach out to welcome Bertie, Rahel, Helena, and Augie with open arms.

Tutor Children at Harriet Tubman Elementary School

Tubman Principal Amanda Delabar says that the school is ready to welcome St. Alban’s volunteers back into the school. In the past, tutors have worked on reading or math skills with individual students or in the classroom to support the teacher.  Some clearance by the school system is required to be ready when classes begin next fall.  If you are interested, email Marcy Fisher for full information.


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