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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Pastoral Care and Prayer List

Those who are sick or recovering:

From our parish: Margo Arnold, John Culver, Chet Grey, Ruth Harwood, Kenny Kraft, Jesus López, Jim Mullins, Leah Proffitt, Denzel Ramirez, and Gordon Richmond.

Friends and family of our parish: Douglas Anderson (Andy Olivo), Melissa Black (Ann Mueller), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), Marcia Delucchi (Chris Delucchi), Sender Dias Duarte (Sandra Franco), Henry Farrington (Samuel Watson), Sarah Flynn (Ellen Parke), Zariyah Frazier (Alexian Wines Semkow), Tyrone Gayle (Jessica Sanchez), Craig Harmon (Judy McKevitt), Maddie Havera (Andy Olivo), Deanna Kinsfather (Laurie Adams), Abilia Cárdenas de Ma (Araceli Ma), James Millin (Cay Buser), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Nancy Norelli (Betsy Heine), Lisa O’Brien (Pamela Venzke), Paul Pilling (Ellen Parke), Carolyn Pitts (Ashley Litzenberger), Edward Rebok (Ellen Parke), Terry Sinclair (Wande Johnson), Carol W. Smith (Andy Olivo), Meredith Stevenson (Ellen Parke), Jim Tatosian (Pat Dalby), Eve Thompson (Joanne Hutton), Mark Van Note (Pat and Jim Czerwonky), Martha Warren (Kaye Edwards), Chip Williams (Serina Freeman), Peter Winkler (Betty van Iersel), and Deana Yates (Pat Dalby).

Those who are in the hospital:

Friends and family of our parish: Lloyd S. Charters, Jr. (Andrea Charters), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Ernest Kirby (Geegee Bryant), Susan Levine (Martha Blalock and Chris Delucchi), Mattie Pitts (Ashley Litzenberger).

Those who died:

Friends and family of our parish: Donna Rossbach who died on August 6.

Those who are born:

From our parish: Thomas Isaiah Parnham who was born on August 3.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Jordan Baugh, Carolyn Becraft, Jeff Bozman, Eduardo González, Katherine Hanniford, Jay Lee, David Malone, Peter Odom, Ugo Owunwanne, Heather Pasley, and Kimberly Wallner.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Carolyn Harris and Clark Ervin, Katherine and Pete Kyle, Jennifer San Pietro and Jonathan Wakely, Susan and Paul Van Nice, and Karen and Wesley Williams.


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