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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Theology on Tap-Wednesday, October 21

How do we know what God desires for our lives? What practices can help us get clearer about our own desire to live lives of meaning and purpose? The practice of “discernment”, listening for the voice and presence of God in our daily lives, has a long history in our Christian tradition. Join us on Wednesday, October 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a conversation about how we can practice discernment amid the busyness of our lives today. Dr. Kathy Staudt works as a teacher, poet, and spiritual director at a number of institutions in the Washington, DC area, including Virginia Theological Seminary and Wesley Theological Seminary. Her classes focus on writing, spirituality, and explorations of vocation. All are welcome! For more information about Theology on Tap please contact the Rev. Andy Olivo at andrew.olivo@stjohns-dc.org.


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