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

Monday in the Third Week of Lent 2020

One of my favorite scriptures is Ecclesiastes 3:1 — “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Time is one of the most precious gifts that God gives to us. With it, we can do what we want..

Third Sunday in Lent 2020

The Lenten message posted on a neighborhood Baptist church’s signboard reads: Seek Justice Love Mercy Walk humbly with God What might Micah’s message to the Israelites [Micah 6:9] ask us to do today, in the context of being better stewards of this good earth,.

Saturday in the Second Week of Lent 2020

As the youngest of three sisters, I have always been especially moved by the Parable of the Prodigal Son, found in Luke. As a child, I often found myself angry that my parents did not seem to punish my sisters for misbehaving. Of course,.

Friday in the Second Week of Lent 2020

Today’s readings are about how lives and even kingdoms can be upended. Our paths through life are not straightforward. We read about Joseph, his father’s favorite son, whose jealous brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt. Instead of completing an errand for his father,.

Thursday in the Second Week of Lent 2020

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of.