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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Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer
Workshop Led by the Rev. Tom Ward
Saturday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Reverend Tom Ward returns to St. John’s to lead a workshop on Centering Prayer.  Tom has been an Episcopal priest for more than thirty years, serving parishes in Mississippi and Tennessee.  From 1994 through 2005, he was University Chaplain at Sewanee, The University of the South. Tom now focuses on the contemplative dimension of the gospel, teaching centering prayer and leading retreats. He has a special interest in fostering this practice in local congregations.  Centering Prayer is a form of prayer that is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.  The intention to consent to God’s presence and action in our lives is the heart and soul of the Centering Prayer practice. An article written by Tom on Centering Prayer can be found on the Church tract rack and on the church website. Evangeline Gravina in the Parish Office at evangeline.gravina@stjohns-dc.org or at 202-347-8766, ext. 301.  The cost for lunch is $10.


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