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.
Pathways Through Lent

Palestinian Partners 2011

Saturday after Ash Wednesday [Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, 604] Deuteronomy 7:17-26 Psalms 30, 32, 42, 43 Titus 3:1-15 John 1:43-51 ________________________________________________________ I have often highlighted the many strengths of St. John’s Church, not the least of which are our outreach programs both domestic.

Step back with Mark 10 2011

Friday after Ash Wednesday Deuteronomy 7:12-16 Psalms 31, 35, 95 Titus 2:1-15 John 1:35-42 _______________________________________________ Mark 10:17-31 During the season of Lent, we have the opportunity to take a step back from how we live daily. We may give something up — a food, a.

Purification and Promise 2011

Thursday after Ash Wednesday Deuteronomy 7:6-11 Psalms 37:1-18, 37:19-42 Titus 1:1-16 John 1:29-34 “To Titus, my true son in our common faith. Grace and Peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.” (Titus 1:4) One of the readings for today is a.

Ash Wednesday: Perspective on Suffering 2011

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, misfortune, or the experience of an unwanted condition. Though the experience of suffering is universal.

Coming Soon: Pathways through Lent 2011

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 Washington DC will appear.  We walk this Lent as companions, meditating together on scripture.