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About St. Mark’s

We are St. Mark’s.

The Church of the Open Communion – “wherever you are on your faith journey, whatever you believe or don’t believe, baptized or not, we welcome you to join us.”

Some 700 men, women, children and youth building a welcoming, inclusive community – celebrating together the gifts of God that empower us to engage boldly in the struggles of life and care for others with love, justice, and compassion.

A place for families to worship, play and grow together through active planned participation of children and youth in worship, a full Sunday School program; a broad range of non-class activities for middle and high schoolers.

A “destination church” – about half of us come from our historic Capitol Hill and surrounding city neighborhoods; the balance from throughout the metropolitan area – from as close as Arlington and Takoma Park, as far away as Fairfax, Rockville and Annapolis.

An historic building, an almost 50-year tradition of worshiping in the round, a Nave flexible enough to host a concert, a dinner dance for 200 and Sunday worship – all on the same weekend!

You are St. Mark’s.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church is a community of individuals. Come and be. Come and belong.