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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Dispatch from General Convention, pt. 2

Dispatch from General Convention

Religion and Politics

July 3, 2018 Last Sunday, as we approached Independence Day, I spoke about the relationship between religion and politics. I did so from a historical point of view, hoping to make the very important connection between the faith of Jesus Christ and the political.

Easter Day 2018

John begins the Easter story with these words, “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark…” This is always how our discovery of the risen Christ begins – in darkness. No one is ready to encounter Easter until she.

Holy Saturday 2018

Holy Saturday. Sabbath Saturday. It is the day after we hear Jesus lament, “my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” This is the day when he lay in the tomb, in the darkness without any light – the tomb sealed with a.