WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

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.

History

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.

Mission

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

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Service Times

St. John's offers several opportunities on Sundays and during the workweek for you to join us during worship. All are welcome.

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.

Rector Transition

On October 17, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Luis León, rector of St. John's Church, announced his retirement in May 2018.
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Dispatches from the 2019 Holy Land Pilgrimage – January 19

Yesterday we visited Sepphoris the old capital of Galilee. As we walked along the ruins, we saw the remains of a Roman bathhouse, an amphitheater, and the mosaic floor of where a synagogue once stood. Afterward, we took a bus to the Golan Heights where we saw the border where Syria and Israel meet. The atmosphere was cold as we looked upon these two countries and a snow-covered Mt. Hermon. We then hopped back on the bus to go eat lunch in a Droze community restaurant, where we had delicious hummus, falafel, and refreshing lemonade not too sweet, but not too sour. After a filling lunch, we then visited a temple built into a small mountain dedicated to Pan, the god of nature who is part man, part goat. This temple is located on a small mountain where you can see in the distance the mountains of Lebanon if you hiked up a little bit. After a day full of ruins, we headed back to Nazareth where I had the best Baklava. As my mother says, “Why do we even try to recreate this back in the states?” Honestly though, why?  

Thea Crouch


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