Welcome to Saint Monica and Saint James Episcopal Church
222 8th St. NE Washington, DC 20002


Advent Events

Advent Coffee Hour Presentations:  Please join us as theologian Ian Boxall presents two lectures for us during Advent.

  • 9 December: "A Neglected Figure in the Christmas Story: Joseph in Scripture and Art"

  • 16 December: "Key Players in the Christmas Story: the Magi and the Shepherds in Scripture and Art"

Carols around the Christmas Tree:  Please join the Saint Monica and Saint James Choir and the Capitol Hill community in singing your favorite Christmas Hymns and carols on 16 December at 5 p.m.  Please, if you are able bring your favorite Christmas cookie/dessert to share.

Decorating the Parish Christmas Tree:  We will decorate the Parish Christmas tree and parish hall on 9 Dec after the 10a.m. Mass.

Advent Lessons and Carols:   Please join us for Advent Lessons and Carols on 9 December at 7p.m. followed by a reception of Mulled Wine & Mince Pies.

Christmas Mass Schedule:

23 Dec:  8a.m. and 11:00a.m.  Last Sunday of Advent

24 Dec:  4p.m. Stable Service for Children & all the Family

              9p.m. First Mass of Christmas followed by a champagne reception

25 Dec:  11:00a.m.  Christmas Day Mass


Mass Times

Saturday: 5:00 pm  Said Mass
(First Mass of Sunday)

Sunday: 8:00 am  Said Mass

Sunday: 10:00 am Sung Mass

Tuesday: 6:45 pm Said Mass

Contact Us

Phone: (202) 446-8093

Email: office@smjec.org

Office Hours: Tue-Fri
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Our Parish Welcomes You!

No Matter Who You And How You Identify Or Where You Are In Your Spiritual Journey, You Are Welcome Here!

St. Monica & St. James is an Anglo-Catholic parish in the heart of D.C.'s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. We are under the pastoral care of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. As an Anglo-Catholic Episcopal Church, we are committed to using the two great legacies of the Anglo-Catholic movement -- social justice and worship-centered faith -- to make the Incarnate Word real to a 21st century audience.

Our congregation consists of families and individuals; young and old; city folk and suburbanites; white and people of color; people of all sexual and gender identities. All of God's children are accepted and loved at this parish. 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.

We seek to worship God and proclaim Jesus Christ's love through our traditions, our diversity and inclusiveness, our individual and collective ministries, and the world's communities.

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