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.

Maundy Thursday

We think of Maundy Thursday often only in terms of the Last Supper. The fellowship, the foot washing, the lengthy “farewell discourse” in John’s Gospel including the “new commandment”, and, … Continue reading Maundy Thursday

Wednesday in Holy Week

The Gospel reading for today is a challenging one. It centers on Judas’ impending betrayal of Jesus. The writers of Luke and John both attribute Satan entering Judas to help … Continue reading Wednesday in Holy Week

Tuesday in Holy Week

It’s finally Holy Week. Lent is over. In our church calendar, Jesus has processed into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. The scene is set. Today is the final … Continue reading Tuesday in Holy Week

Monday in Holy Week

Palm Sunday would not be the same without a processional with palm branches and the singing of “All Glory, Laud, and Honor.” The hymn connects the events of that Sunday … Continue reading Monday in Holy Week

Friday in the Fifth Week of Lent

I have a practice of reading the Psalms with “Love” replacing God’s name (instead of the more traditional “Lord”, as if God’s some fussy earl). I find it remarkable to … Continue reading Friday in the Fifth Week of Lent


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