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.

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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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St. John’s Mission Trip to the Kwasa Centre in South Africa

St. John’s traveled again to the Kwasa Centre in South Africa from October 21 to October 28. I led the trip, which included spending time at the Kwasa Centre and with the Ven. Sharron Dinnie and her parishioners at St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Anglican Church. A special service dedicating new classrooms for grades one to four at Kwasa College was held during the mission trip. A grant from the Carghill Foundation, which Lu León was instrumental in arranging, is partially responsible for the construction of the new primary school rooms.

The following eighteen people joined the mission trip to the Kwasa Centre: St. John’s Parishioners Pat and Garry Dalby, Sharon and Randy DeAngelis, Kaye Edwards, Lauren Edwards, Martha Jenkins, Lu and Luis León, Jessica Pulsifer, Adelle Simmons, Margo Wiegenstein, and Keiko Yoshino; and friends of St. John’s Julie DeAngelis, Wendy Fox, Lois Herrmann, Al Larkin, and June Moore.

Click here to view a video from the trip.



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