Who we are

Clarendon Presbyterian Church (CPC) is a congregation in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a member of National Capital Presbytery. We are also members of the More Light Presbyterians network of congregations, working for the full participation of LGBTQ people of faith in the life of the church.

We are young and old, straight and gay, singles, couples and families of all kinds. Some of us are life-long Presbyterians and others are completely new to faith. Some of us come from other Protestant traditions, some were raised Roman Catholic and some come from other faith traditions or no faith tradition.  Clarendon Presbyterian is a progressive, diverse, and inclusive church community with a focus on serving our neighbors in need.


With a congregation of around 100 members, CPC is a small and thriving church located in the heart of the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Va., just two blocks from metro. Come join us!

Our mission

At Clarendon Presbyterian Church, we welcome ALL to gather at table, to be richly nourished in breaking bread and sharing cup, and to be sent into the world following the way of Jesus to nourish ALL our neighbors in body, mind and spirit.

At CPC, "All" means all. All races, ages, genders, gender-identities, orientations, classes, convictions and questions.

"God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" - Micah 6:8

Our staff

CPC is blessed with incredible staff members. Meet them!

Our beliefs


As members of the Presbyterian Church, we follow the Book of Confessions and the Book of Order. Learn more about our beliefs.