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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Lenten Food Drive

During Lent, St. John’s will hold a Lenten food drive over the following three Sundays: February 28, March 6, and March 13. Donated items may be placed in the large bins inside the narthex and the Parish House office. Donations will go to Bread for the City.

Encouraged donations: Low-sodium or unsalted canned vegetables and beans; olive oil; dry beans; fruit canned in natural juices; canned salmon, tuna, sardines, or chicken, especially unsalted and packed in water; 100% pure juice; whole grain flour and whole grain, not highly sweetened cereal (like plain oatmeal, original Cheerios); peanut butter (natural is preferred); dry spices (salt free).

Discouraged: Canned vegetables and beans that are not labeled low-sodium or unsalted; Fruit canned in light or heavy syrup; highly sweetened cereal.

We cannot accept: Prepared or cooked food; Ramen noodles; macaroni and cheese; canned soups that are not labeled low-fat, low-sodium; pastry items or candy; other highly processed food (Jell-O, cookies); drinks that are highly sweetened (sweetened fruit juice, soda, sports drinks). Call the Parish House office with questions at (202) 347-8766.


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