WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

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.

History

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.

Mission

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.
Pathways Through Lent

Fifth Sunday in Lent 2017

Take Courage! When evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the.

Saturday in the Fourth Week of Lent 2017

From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarreled with Moses, and said, “Give us water to drink.”.

Friday in the Fourth Week of Lent 2017

The Face of Suffering “… so that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that if possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.” Philippians 3:10 We’ve all seen.

Thursday in the Fourth Week of Lent 2017

What We See Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, The rest sit around it, and pluck blackberries, And daub their natural faces unaware More and more, from the first similitude..

Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent 2017

There Is Always Room for Improvement Speaking to a book club, a member asked, “What is the best lesson you learned from playing football?” Well, that’s a tough question, but one answer is what I heard after every game or practice: “Men, there’s plenty.


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