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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Lafayette Fellowship – December 8th

Christmas, Incarnation, and John’s Gospel Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The Lafayette Fellowship invites you to join the Rev. Dr. John Yieh, the Professor of New Testament at … Continue reading Lafayette Fellowship – December 8th

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Service Schedule

Christmas Eve Schedule 4:30 p.m. Carols and Anthems 5:00 p.m. Pageant and Choral Eucharist with Choir 7:00 p.m. Carols and Anthems 7:30 p.m. Festival Choral Eucharist–Sermon–The Rev. Dr. Luis León 10:30 p.m. Carols and Anthems 11:00 … Continue reading Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Service Schedule

First Wednesday Concert

The next installment of the First Wednesday Concert series will take place on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:10 p.m. The Madrigal Singers of St. Albans and National Cathedral Schools are … Continue reading First Wednesday Concert

Bryan Stevenson: Guest Preacher and Speaker on Nov. 22

Join us this Sunday, November 22 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. to hear Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Mr. Stevenson will be the … Continue reading Bryan Stevenson: Guest Preacher and Speaker on Nov..

Pathways Through Lent 2016 Submissions

Pathways Through Lent, our annual series of devotions, is a companion in the deeply spiritual time of Lent. We invite parishioners to contribute to this series by writing a 250-300 … Continue reading Pathways Through Lent 2016 Submissions


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