WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

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.

History

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.

Mission

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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Care of Creation: The Wonder of Nature

Rachel Carson was a trail-blazing biologist and ecologist who awakened the world to what we were doing to our environment with her landmark 1962 book, Silent Spring.  At that time … Continue reading Care of Creation: The Wonder of Nature

Care of Creation: Envisioning a Future Together

How do we become the great ancestors we would like to be?  How do we cultivate future-conscious thinking and behavior that rise beyond short-term thinking and acting, that promote good … Continue reading Care of Creation: Envisioning a Future Together

Care of Creation: Offsetting Carbon Emissions from Air Travel

Our flights on airlines are big contributors to the emission of greenhouse gasses.  Passenger miles per gallon of fuel vary depending on the length of trip and type of aircraft, … Continue reading Care of Creation: Offsetting Carbon Emissions from Air.

Care of Creation: Measuring the Carbon Benefits of Public Transport

Many of us, happily or grimly, move around town in cars—either our own or hired—rather than take public transport.  There is a carbon cost to that, however, and the Washington … Continue reading Care of Creation: Measuring the Carbon Benefits of.

Care of Creation: Keeping Trees Healthy: A climate-related charge

The past many weeks of hot, dry weather have been costly to our gardens and trees.  Most of us with garden greenery tend naturally to focus on the shrubs and … Continue reading Care of Creation: Keeping Trees Healthy: A climate-related.


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