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.

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 p.m. Festival Choral Eucharist–Sermon–The Rev. Dr. Luis León

Christmas Day Schedule

11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist–Sermon–The Rev. Andy Olivo

All are welcome to attend St. John’s services. No tickets or reservations are needed to attend. Those attending the 5:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. service should arrive at least 30 minutes early. Call the Parish House office at (202) 347-8766 with questions.