Find Us

Welcome to Rock Creek Parish. We are looking forward to meeting you!

How do I find you?

Our Address 

Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Getting Here – Step 1

Your first visit to St Paul’s can be confusing, so the purpose of this page is to help you recognize the nearby landmarks and find your way.

The two maps you see embedded below on this page both lead to the same spot, the entrance gates to the church yard. One is the Google street view of the iron gates leading into church yard and the other is a Google street map leading right to the same spot.  These iron gates are your entry point to everything – the church, the parish hall, and the cemetery grounds.

As you drive through the gates you’ll stay to your left (going straight through.)

Getting Here – Step 2

Now that you’re inside the gates, you’re nearly here! On the large image below, you’ll see all of the church buildings from above.

The path to each building is found by following the arrows. 

To go to the church, follow the white arrows.  To head to the Parish Hall, follow the yellow.

Parking for the church is on the streets in front of and beside the church building.  On the map, parking is indicated with the blue P sign. The Parish Hall does have a parking lot area and you are welcome to park there as well.

Our Neighborhood

The historic grounds of St. Paul’s Rock Creek Church are located on the edge of the culturally diverse Petworth neighborhood. Easily accessible from downtown DC and points beyond, the church is close to Catholic University, President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Armed Forces Retirement Home (Soldier’s Home), and other local points of interest.

The Church is convenient to the Brookland, Fort Totten, and Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro stations and offers plenty of on-site parking.

Visiting a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience.

Will I feel welcome.  How will I know what to do? We all were new, at one time or another and we remember what it was like; so we’ve provided the information below, knowing that it’s easier when you have an idea of what to expect. Here are some frequently asked questions.

How should I dress?

Casual dress is just fine. Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for attire.  Wear what is comfortable, whether it be suit and tie or dress, t-shirt and shorts, hoodie and jeans — most of our congregation land somewhere in the middle.


Parking is plentiful – There are designated handicapped parking places just in front of the church. Otherwise, park along the roads around the church.

Sunday Services

St. Paul’s is an Episcopal Church, and our services draw the Book of Common Prayer, as well as other liturgies from around the Anglican Communion Our Sunday Services are at 8:00 am (sermon and communion without music) and 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome at our altar.

The 8:00 a.m. service lasts about 45 minutes. The 10:30 a.m. service lasts around an hour and fifteen minutes. This is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship.  We provide a service leaflet containing everything you need for the service.  Read more about our worship practices during COVID-19.


When you arrive, ushers will greet you and hand you a bulletin.  The bulletin includes prayers, Scripture readings, and hymns — everything you will need for the service.

Can I take Communion?

All baptized Christians , regardless of denomination, are welcome to take Communion in the Episcopal Church.  If for any reason, you don’t want to receive Communion, you are still invited to come forward, kneel, and cross your arms over your chest. The priest will say a prayer of blessing for you.

Learn more!

We invite you to explore our website where you can find information about what we believe, our history, what we are involved in, upcoming events, and much more. If you have further questions, you can call our church office at 202-726-2080.