Everyone is welcome at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Whether it's your first time walking through our red doors, or you'd like to get more involved, there's a place for you here.
Our Sunday services are at 8 and 10 a.m.
You can also view our 10 a.m. service live online.
Plan your visit
St. Barnabas is located on Montgomery Road just south of Bethesda North Hospital. Our church has a large parking lot that extends all the way around to the back of the building. You're welcome to any of the spots! We try to reserve a couple right up front for visitors.
If our lot looks full, you can also park on the street or at the medical center across Pfeiffer Road.
What to Wear
Whatever you want! We believe God loves everyone, no exceptions, so we invite you to come exactly as you are. At our Sunday services, you'll notice people wearing everything from t-shirts and jeans to their Sunday best.
Masks are currently optional in the building. Check out our safe gathering guidelines for the latest information.
What to Expect
When you arrive, if you have questions or need assistance, please look for our friendly greeters.
Our Sunday services feature communion (also known as Eucharist), readings from scripture, prayer, beautiful music and a message.
During communion, we gather around a table with bread and wine to experience God's living presence among us. You are welcome to join us or ask for a blessing.
Our church services follow a structure or liturgy that stays similar throughout the seasons of the church. (Those who have worshipped at Catholic or Lutheran churches may find our church services familiar.)
Children are always welcome at our services. During our 10 a.m. service, parents with children under three years are welcome to drop off their littles in our staffed nursery, and kids aged preschool through Grade 5 are welcome to join us for Church School.
The Episcopal Church
St. Barnabas is part of the Episcopal Church, a branch of the Anglican Communion, a family of churches around the world. We are grounded in a shared practice of common prayer.
We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God's love for every human being. We believe that God loves you—no exceptions!
Ready to take the next step? Whether you'd like to chat with Rev. Jane, learn more about the Episcopal church, explore our children's and youth programs, or get involved in one of our many vibrant ministries, there's a place for you here.
Help us get to know you.
Fill out this short online form to get in touch.
Or fill out one of the yellow cards in the pews when you come to visit.