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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Being Mortal: A Deeper Exploration of End of Life

The Rev. Elizabeth Gardner, on staff with the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, will lead a 4 session workshop about end of life issues. She will examine the practical considerations that can surround end of life: diagnosis, caregivers, legal issues, hospice and funeral planning as well as how our faith leads us to the joyful expectation of eternal life.  This series will run from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the church dining room Saturdays, September 24, October 1, October 15, and October 22.  Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the class as well as to read Being Mortal by Atul Gawande before the program.  Participation will be limited to 30.  A $7.00 contribution from each participant to cover cost of materials is encouraged.  To register, please email Evangeline Gravina at evangeline.gravina@stjohns-dc.org. For questions or more information, email Leila Taaffe at taaffel@gmail.com.



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