St. Thomas’ Parish is a progressive, diverse Episcopal Church
just off Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.
Our Sunday morning worship is at 11:00 a.m.
There is a Taize contemplative service weekly at 5:00 p.m.
and a lay-led Evening Prayer service on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
BUILDING THE COMMUNITY
WE BELIEVE IN
We are a community of reconciliation -
committed to restoring what is broken in our lives, our neighborhood and nation, honoring the dignity of all.
We are a community of worship -
a place to find and be found by God by gathering around Christ’s table and experiencing God’s radical hospitality.
We are a community of justice -
both within and beyond our walls, providing sanctuary and support, as well as encouragement and vision for your life.
St. Thomas’ Parish is a congregation of over 200 members that has been located on this site since 1983. The senior minister, or Rector, of St. Thomas’ Parish is The Rev. Dr. Nancy Lee Jose, who is the first woman to hold this position here. Our two key lay leaders are John Johnson, our Senior Warden, and Ashley Greaf, our Junior Warden.
St. Thomas’ has a long, active legacy of involvement in the LGBT community in Washington, DC, and throughout the church. We were the first parish in the Diocese of Washington to develop a liturgy for the blessing of same-sex unions. Today we are part of the movement to bring full marriage rights to lesbian, gay and transgender couples. Numerous couples in our parish – straight and gay – have celebrated their marriages at St. Thomas’ and remain active leaders in our congregation.
We also were a founding parish for Samaritan Ministry; we are active in the work of the Transitional Housing corporation; we work with the Trinidad Conservation Project in Central America.
St. Thomas’ Parish has a strong music program with opportunities for participation by interested congregation members as well as a select group of professional singers. We support education and formation opportunities for adults, youth, and children. Several 12-step programs meet in our facilities. And we enjoy a strong, productive friendship with our neighbors in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.
We are in the final stages of the capital campaign to fund a new worship space here at St. Thomas’ Parish that will double our worship capacity, provide meeting and performance space for community organizations, and serve as the home for a new Center for Nonviolent Communications to be led by The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson following his retirement next year as Bishop of New Hampshire.
These are exciting times at St. Thomas’ Parish as we grow in size, numbers, and most of all in our hospitality and faithfulness to our mission to take part in the reconciliation of God’s peoples and creation. Come GROW WITH US! We would love to be your spiritual home in Washington, DC.No comments