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.
Pathways Through Lent

Good Friday 2018

Faith. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something. When I received a cancer diagnosis on my 40th birthday—July 11, 2017—my faith in God convinced me that my cancer would be a blessing. I was shocked. I had no family history. I knew I.

Maundy Thursday 2018

“Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you. If you love one another, everyone will know you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35 I find this passage in John to be such a simple reminder of God’s task to us:.

Wednesday of Holy Week 2018

“One of his disciples – the one whom he loved – was reclining next to him.” John 13:23 Every time someone enters St. John’s, an encounter with today’s passage from the Gospel of John awaits. Directly in a person’s line of vision as he.

Tuesday of Holy Week 2018

Lent invites us to serious reflection on how we are doing as disciples of Christ. Today’s readings from both Isaiah and John set before us various models for comparison or contrast. Isaiah describes a servant whose life for God made him as clear an.

Monday of Holy Week 2018

Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a.