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.
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Friday in the Fourth Week of Lent

To familiarize myself with the three passages that comprise today’s Lectionary readings, I read them out loud. Immediately I recognized a dramatic quality to the writing. This is a three … Continue reading Friday in the Fourth Week of Lent

Fifth Sunday in Lent

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Thursday in the Fourth Week of Lent

History The Lord said to Moses, “Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely…they have cast for themselves an image of … Continue reading Thursday in the Fourth Week of Lent

Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

As we traverse on our journey through Lent, we all have a plethora of things for which to be thankful. One of those things is information. We live in a … Continue reading Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

In today’s readings, I was struck by the many references to nature: water, light, rivers, seas, fish, trees, mountains, fruit, and pools. In the collect, we ask God to “quench … Continue reading Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent


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