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.

BWS Book Fair – April 16

BWS Book Fair
Saturday, April 16th
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
5015 Connecticut Ave, NW

Politics and Prose is hosting a BWS Book Fair! Shop and support the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys. Support BWS by purchasing books for the classroom and books for yourself. Mention BWS to the cashier and 20% of your purchase will be donated to BWS! Call Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys at (202) 591-3073 for more information.