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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Landscaping Update

The Properties Committee proposes to refresh the landscaping both on the 16th Street plaza and along the H Street sidewalk of the church.  Some plantings are overgrown and/or outsized and will be removed as a first step this spring, along with invasive vines seeded by birds over the years (chiefly English ivy and Euonymous). We are working with an experienced designer and our new landscape maintenance company, Level Green.  If you have questions or comments, please be in touch with Joanne Hutton, joannerhutton@gmail.com.

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Top left: Presidential H Street entrance. Top right: H Street side of church.

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Bottom left: H Street recess with magnolia tree. Bottom right: Front Plaza bed.


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