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St. Barnabas' Church of the Deaf Location
St. Barnabas' Church holds services in the St. Mary's Chapel of St. John's Church, Norwood Parish, which is located on the Northeast corner of Bradley Lane and Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland. This is seven blocks south of the Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line). The RideOn #42 bus stops just down Wisconsin Avenue.
Where can I park?
There are thousands of parking spaces within three minutes walk of St. John's, most of them being free and legal! Click here for information on Sunday and weekday parking places, courtesy of St. John's web site.
What are detailed public transportation options?
Detailed instructions, written by Ed Knight, for DeafBlind persons and others using Metro or bus service to St. Barnabas' services at the St. John's location:
To take Bus from Friendship Heights Metro:
There are two escalators from the Friendship Heights train platform. Go up the escalator on the Western Avenue side. After going through the fare gate, you will go up another escalator to a round room with four exits. Use the second exit from the right, which is marked "Western Ave and Military Road". You will go up another escalator to the street level. You will come to a large bus stop area. Walk to the left of this bus stop area, past a small coffee shop and you will find the bus stop on Wisconsin Avenue which is shared by Metrobus and Ride-on.
Take the RideOn "42 North" (marked "Medical Center") and get off at the first stop past Bradley Lane, directly in front of the church...
It is quicker, flatter and easier to walk South from the Bethesda station to St. John's than to walk North from Friendship Heights. (Also if you walk North from Friendship Heights the sidewalk ends and you have to cross Wisconsin to use the sidewalk on the other side, and cross again.)
To walk from Bethesda Metro:
When you emerge from the long escalator ride, turn right and walk through a tunnel marked "East Side Wisconsin Ave and East West Highway". You'll emerge from the tunnel into the basement of an office building. Take the escalator up to the first floor. Exit the building onto Old Georgetown Road, and turn left, then it is just a few steps to the corner and turn left to walk South on Wisconsin Avenue. It is a 15 minute walk to St. John's, which will appear on the left after the Pier One store.