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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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 word reflection. We have a calendar of readings starting with Ash Wednesday (February 10, 2016) and going through Easter Sunday (March 27, 2016). You can select a day and set of readings or be assigned a day, and we invite you to reflect on those readings or share a couple of paragraphs about the Lenten season. The deadline for all submissions is January 22, 2016. If you are interested in writing a reflection or if you have questions about Pathways Through Lent, please contact Mr. Tom Stork, our 2016 Pathways Editor, at stjohnspathways@gmail.com.


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