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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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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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Latest News

09.25.22 | News, Connect | by Mery Montenegro

    What's new at St. Alban's? Read on for Vestry updates and other news from the St. Alban's community.

    Blessing of the Backpacks

    Join us on Sunday, September 10 at 9:00 a.m. (the day we begin our fall Sunday schedule) as we bless all those who carry a backpack to school or work at the onset of this new school year. Kids, teens, teachers, faculty, staff – we invite you to bring your backpack to church on this day so we can bless it and you! We’ll pray for you as a group during the announcements and give you a special backpack tag to remind you of the light of Christ that shines in and through you.

    The Sunday Forum Returns September 10

    Was Paul Jewish or Christian? Why do we call God a Trinity of persons? What did the earliest Christians have to say about the Eucharist? This fall our Sunday Forums will take a deep dive into the core elements of Anglican theology. Please join us in Trenbath each Sunday following the 9am service coffee hour.

    Youth Program kick-off

    St. Alban´s Youth Program begins on September 10 with an open house from 10:15-11:05 am. Youth and parents are welcome to the Conference Room, downstairs of Trenbath. During this time, you will have more information about the program year. Classes begin on September 17 at the same time. Please register for the academic program 2023-2024 in HERE. More information will be provided in the next few days, specifically about other opportunities for our youth to learn, serve, and live the whole experience of faith and ministry in our parish. 

    Coming Soon: Wednesday Nights at St. Alban’s

    Some of the best opportunities for building an intergenerational community and growing in faith happen when we pray, eat, and learn together. That’s exactly what we’ll do on a weekly basis on Wednesday nights this fall, starting September 13. The current plan is to start with Evening Prayer at 5:30pm in the Church, share a meal from 6 to 7pm in Nourse Hall, and then split off from 7 to 8pm for age-appropriate faith formation. (We will eat together on Vestry nights and alter programming as needed.) Feel free to join us for the portions of the evening that best fit your schedule. More details to come, but if you’re interested in helping us to organize the food portion of the evening, please contact Mery Montenegro (who returns from vacation on August 22.)

    Young Adult Program This Summer

    If you are in your 20s or 30s, please join us for our upcoming events which include Grate Patrol (preparing and serving food to homeless people in DC), on Friday, August 25, from 5 to 8 pma Picnic on Saturday, August 26, from 6 to 8 pm in the Bishop’s Garden, and a brunch to plan the program year on September 10 in Trenbath Assembly after our 11:15 am service

    Sunday School/Godly Play Registration Now Open!

    We can’t wait to welcome children back to Sunday School this fall. Our primary curriculum is Godly Play, a Montessori-based method of spiritual guidance for children of all ages. Register at Classes for children run from age 2 ½ to Grade 5 and meet on the 2nd floor of Satterlee Hall (the large building across the driveway from the Church). An Open House will be held on Sunday, September 10 at 10:15 a.m. Classes resume on September 17 at the same time. Questions about Sunday School or Godly Play? Contact the Rev’d Emily Griffin at  .

    Welcome to STA, Brian!

    Meet Brian Bello, our new Financial Coordinator here at St. Alban's. Brian will assist with our in-house finances and coordinate with our external financial management firm. He is originally from Arizona and has lived in DC for 16 years.

    If you have any questions about your financial contributions or reimbursements, please get in touch with him at  .

    Young Adult Program This Summer

    We’re pausing our book discussions until September, but we will still meet over the Summer. If interested, and if you are in your 20s or 30s, join us for our upcoming events which include a Retreat (June 23-25, Claggett Center) and Grate Patrol (preparing and serving food to homeless people in DC), Fridays July 28 and August 25, 5-8 p.m. Details on these and other events will be announced closer to the date.

    Summer Schedule 2023

    Please note that we move to our Summer Schedule soon. Starting on 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, from 10 am to 11 am -Upper Level, Satterlee Hall.

    For more information, click here.

    Access Our New Directory from Our Website

    Did you know you can access your Directory profile from our website, On our homepage, look for the "Login" button in the top right corner (next to "Events.”) Once you click on it, you'll be redirected to STA's Directory's login page. You can do it on your phone, desktop, or tablet. It is straightforward. 

    Also, if you feel more comfortable using the app on your phone, whether you use an iPhone or a phone with an Android system,  scan one of the QR codes after this announcement to download the platform on your mobile device.

    If you have any questions or need help updating your information, please reach out to our Communications Manager, Mery MontenegroAnd again, thank you for being part of this process! 

    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 at for full information.

    Prayer List

    Your fellow parishioners, clergy, and staff work tirelessly to respond to your pastoral needs. Calls, visits, prayers, and responses to specific requests are part of our daily ministry, especially to those who are sick, grieving, or in need of conversation, support, and spiritual guidance. If you would like your name (or that of a loved one) to be included on our prayer list, please contact the Rev’d Yoimel Gonzalez Hernandez. (If you are requesting for someone else, please make sure that you have their permission first.) First and last names will be read at our Sunday services and shared in our weekly electronic newsletter – typically for about three weeks, unless we hear from you otherwise. Knowing your needs will allow your clergy and parish to support you in prayer and respond accordingly.