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.

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 guest preacher at the 9 a.m. service and will lead the adult forum at 10 a.m. in the church.

He will discuss Equal Justice Initiative: Making the Criminal Justice System More “Just.” Read his bio at http://www.eji.org/BryanStevenson.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday. All are welcome.