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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Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday – March 20 7:45 a.m.         Holy Eucharist 9:00 a.m.         Holy Eucharist and Blessing of the Palms 11:00 a.m.       Holy Eucharist and Blessing of the Palms 1:00 p.m.         La Santa Eucaristía y Bendición de Ramos March 21-23 12:10 p.m.    Holy Eucharist Tuesday – March.

Lenten Food Drive

During Lent, St. John’s will hold a Lenten food drive over the following three Sundays: February 28, March 6, and March 13. Donated items may be placed in the large bins inside the narthex and the Parish House office. Donations will go to Bread.

Ash Wednesday Services

Wednesday, February 10 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes 12:00 noon Choral Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes 7:00 p.m. Bilingual (English and Spanish) Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

2016 Vestry Candidates

The Vestry Nominating Committee presents the candidates for the 2016 Vestry Election. Voting will be the first item on the agenda at this year’s meeting, and will start promptly at 10 a.m. At the February 7 annual meeting of St. John’s Parish, the following candidates.

Music Festival Service

Sunday, February 7 at 11 a.m. Featuring the music of composer Will Todd, including the premiere of Brightest and Best, commissioned in honor of the Bicentennial of St. John’s Church and in memory of Benjamin Hutto. The service music will include the Gloria and.