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.

Palm Sunday

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Thursday in the Fifth Week of Lent

Search for the LORD and his strength…Remember the marvels he has done…O offspring of Abraham his servant…He is the LORD our God… He has always been mindful of his covenant…The … Continue reading Thursday in the Fifth Week of Lent

Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Lent

“…and you shall know the truth and the truth will make you free,” says Jesus. His combative audience is not clear: what truths, and just who is this, bearing his … Continue reading Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Lent

Tuesday in the Fifth Week of Lent

How many times have we set out on a difficult path, forged a new route in our lives, or been forced to pursue a new way forward not of our … Continue reading Tuesday in the Fifth Week of Lent

Monday in the Fifth Week of Lent

Sunday’s closing hymn was “Lift High the Cross,” a fitting conclusion to the final Sunday before Holy Week! It includes reminders of John 12 where Jesus sees crucifixion as the … Continue reading Monday in the Fifth Week of Lent


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