Using the Church

for Meetings

The church (the main area of the building, also known as the nave or sanctuary) is directly accessible by people with disabilities.

St. Stephen’s is pleased to provide the use of its rooms at low cost for events that provide a benefit to our neighborhood, our city, and our world. For such events, we require reimbursement for any costs we incur for cleaning and security (and we have the final word about whether cleaning or security are required for any event). In addition, we request a donation for the use of space based on a sliding scale, the minimum amount of $45 per hour. The fee for for-profit organizations and parties is $95 per hour.

Things to know about the church:

  • the church has 120 wood chairs; up to 100 additional metal/plastic chairs can also be used. And there’s plenty of room for more people to stand or sit on the floor

  • the church’s sound system can be used only by special permission

  • temperature ranges from 60 to 80 degrees during the week.

  • The church is not available for rent on Sundays and major Feast Days.


Lastly, this is our worship space. It contains religious symbols, and the church must be used with appropriate respect.

Please call our parish at 202-232-0900 to speak to our staff about reserving a space. Our regular business hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am to 4pm.

​Clicking on the button above will take you to the system we use to receive online donations and payments. To make a payment for an event or sleeping space, under "Fund," click to display the drop-down menu, and choose "Space rental."