St. Monica and St. James​​, Capitol Hill

Our Parish Welcomes You!

​St. Monica & St. James is an Anglo-Catholic parish in the heart of D.C.'s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. We are enthusiastically in communion with the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.


Our congregation consists of families and individuals; young and old; LGBT and straight, city folk and suburbanites. We take pride in our diversity as people and our oneness in the Holy Spirit.


Our diverse backgrounds remind us to make no peace with oppression but to see God's image in each other. We are committed to compassion and justice in our society. In our worship, the Mass, celebrated with timeless word and tradition, binds us to God and to one another. Our spiritual community constantly seeks new ways to deepen worship and liturgy and to invoke its power for transforming lives, in our individual action, collective ministries and worldwide engagement.


Our beautiful buildings date from the 19th century and are home to many groups and organizations.


We have a rich history and are proud of our connection to the social reformer Frances Perkins and other New Dealers who regularly attended Mass. The Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington made our church their home in the 1980s when they faced hostility.


We strive to continue the Gospel's call to love others as God first loved us. 


No matter who you are or where you are in your spiritual journey, you are welcome here!