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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Music Festival Service

Music Festival Service

“Prayers from the Ark” sung by the St. John’s Choir

Sunday, May 14th, 11 a.m.

French poet and nun Carmen Bernos de Gasztold (1919-1995) wrote a collection of prayers to God from the inhabitants of the Noah’s ark.  English composer Ivor Davies (1901-1971) delightfully set selections of these “Prayers from the Ark” to music, and the St. John’s Choir will sing Noah’s Prayer, The Prayer of the Little Bird, The Prayer of the Dove, and The Prayer of the Cat as anthems.  Additional anthems and hymns for the service will depict the mighty flood that baptized the earth.


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