Welcome to St. John's Church, Lafayette Square—a vibrant historic Episcopal church located across from the White House. We invite you to join with us for worship, Christian fellowship and outreach.


From our organization as a parish in 1815 to today, St. John's Church has provided a powerful symbol of faith in the heart of our nation's capital.


At St. John's, we believe Christ is calling us to be a renewed church in a changing world. In worship, education, parish life, and social action, we seek to expand our horizons by serving God by loving one another.

Clergy, Staff, & Vestry

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Directions & Parking

Located at the corner of 16th and H Streets in Northwest Washington, St. John's is near the McPherson Square and Farragut North Metro stations. Limited street parking is available; free valet parking is offered for certain hours.
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Ash Wednesday: Perspective on Suffering

Ash Wednesday Jonah 3:1-4:11 Psalms 95, 32, 143, 102, 130Hebrews 12:1-14 Luke 18:9-14A Each of us suffers at some time in life. Suffering may be due to physical pain, mental distress, … Continue reading Ash Wednesday: Perspective on Suffering

Coming Soon: Pathways through Lent

The St. John’s Pathways through Lent Blog will go live on Ash Wednesday: March 9, 2011. Each day, a reflection by a member of St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square in … Continue reading Coming Soon: Pathways through Lent


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