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

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Service Times

St. John's offers several opportunities on Sundays and during the workweek for you to join us during worship. All are welcome.

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.

Rector Transition

On October 17, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Luis León, rector of St. John's Church, announced his retirement in May 2018.

Sports Equipment for the Kwasa Centre

St. John’s mission trip to the Kwasa Centre is collecting soccer gear including cleats, shin-guards, and jerseys, and other sports items including long jump ropes and deflated basketballs, to take to the children at the Centre when they travel to South Africa October 21. Monetary donations are also welcome to help purchase gifts for the children. We ask that all items be new or gently used and cleaned. Please deliver your donations to any of the Church School classrooms on the second floor of the Parish House on Sundays or to the Parish House office during the week. The deadline for delivery is Sunday, October 11, but we would appreciate receiving donations earlier. For more information, contact Kaye Edwards in the Parish Office at kaye.edwards@stjohns-dc.org or at
(202) 347-8766, ext. 317.