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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2018 St. John’s Women’s Retreat Report

Twenty-two women from the parish gathered over the weekend of March 9-11 at the DuPont Memorial House in Rehoboth, Delaware for the fifth Lenten women’s retreat. Organized by Lisa Kirchenbauer, this year’s program, “Connecting in a Time of Disconnectedness,” was led by the Rev. Susan Thon, retired rector of Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda, MD.

The comfortable retreat house is located three blocks from the ocean and situated in loblolly woods on a small pond. Our time there was spent in fellowship and communion, conversation, laughter, rest, meditation, prayer and walks on the beach. We were grateful for delicious meals provided by DuPont House staff, for good and discerning leadership, and most especially for the rich gifts of being with one another.

This retreat allowed us to gather closer together, to explore our call as followers of the Christ, and to expand the community of St. John’s at this time of transition for our parish.


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