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.

Lafayette Fellowship – December 8th

Christmas, Incarnation, and John’s Gospel
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Lafayette Fellowship invites you to join the Rev. Dr. John Yieh, the Professor of New Testament at the Virginia Theological Seminary, as he explores the opening of John’s gospel account. Dr. Yieh will discuss the significance of one of the most beautiful and poetic portions of scripture, and help us to see its significance as we prepare for the Christmas season. The evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a light dinner and at 8:30 p.m. with a service of Compline. All are welcome! Please email the Rev. Andy Olivo at andrew.olivo@stjohns-dc.org to RSVP or if you have any questions.