Emergency Preparedness Task Force Holds Book Talk at St. Augustine’s

To observe the International Day for Disaster Reduction on Oct.13, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Emergency Preparedness Task Force (SWEPT) held a book talk at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. The authors and environmentalists, Dr. John “Jack” Wennersten and Denise Robbins, discussed their new book, Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century. Whereas asylum seekers fleeing persecution are […]

Aging in Place: It Takes a Senior Village

Some 100 Southwest residents turned out at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church on a cold, windy February night to celebrate the official launch of Waterfront Village—a neighborhood effort to enable southwest residents to “age in place,” i.e., remain in their own homes as they age into their 70s, 80s, and even beyond. Neither a government-sponsored social […]

St. Augustine’s Celebrates Feast Day of Thurgood Marshall

Photo courtesy of Elaine Graves. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church congregants Lisa Romero, Thelma Jones, Candice Bryant, Virginia Mathis, Rev. Martha Clark, and Mrs. Cecilia Marshall, widow of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, visited Marshall’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery on Sunday, May 17, which the Episcopal Church designated as the Feast Day of Thurgood Marshall. […]

Photos of the Demolition of St. Augustine’s

These photos were taken during the first two days of demolition at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church on Oct. 30 and 31. Photos by Perry Klein (photo caption: Front view of the demolition.) (photo caption: Removing the side wall.) (photo caption: Demolition of the front of the church.)   (photo caption: Recovering the Cornerstone)   (photo caption: Elaine […]

Moving of the Copper Beech Tree from St. Augustine’s

Please enjoy these photos of the moving of the Copper Beech tree from St. Augustine’s across the street to the area near the Lobsterman statue on Oct. 6. It took nearly two weeks to prepare the tree for moving, at a cost of over $100,000. The move itself took the better part of a day. The church […]

St. Augustine’s Begins New Role as “Church Without Walls”

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, a fixture in Washington, DC’s Southwest community since 1965, has announced a new phase of life in its neighborhood. St. Augustine’s Rector Martha Clark noted, “We are beginning a period as a ‘church without walls’ while we await the construction of our new church on its original site at 6th and […]

PN Hoffman to Develop 600 Water Street at Waterfront Park

PN Hoffman (PNH), a developer of urban mixed-use properties and communities across the Washington metropolitan area, recently announced its plans to redevelop the St Augustine’s Church site in Southwest next to The Wharf project providing a new Church facing Maine Ave. and an adjoining condominium building of 108 units. Across from Arena Stage, the newly […]