We are St. Mark’s.


We are open to all – as we say before every Eucharist: “Wherever you are on your faith journey, whatever you believe or don’t believe, baptized or not, we welcome you to join us.”

We are some 600 men, women, children and youth building a welcoming, inclusive community that strives every day to live into our Mission Statement:

“St. Mark’s is an open community, welcoming people wherever they are on their faith journey. We celebrate the gifts of God that empower us to engage boldly in the struggles of life and to care for others with love, justice, and compassion.”

We are 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 and a broad range of non-class activities for middle and high schoolers.

We are 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.

We are an historic building that is home to a 50-year tradition of worshiping in the round, and 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. Join us.

In 2015, St. Mark’s prepared a Parish Profile as part of our search for a new Rector.  The document is a detailed look at who we are and what we are about. We invite you to read it and learn more.