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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Care of Creation: Solutions for Recycling Large Items

If we’re remodeling, cleaning or moving, we may want to dispense with some large items no longer needed or wanted.  Instead of putting them on the curb, however, if they still have life in them, consider donating them to organizations that will make them available to others.  Such items include working appliances, gently used furniture and cabinets, leftover and salvageable construction materials, and even old cars.  By donating them, we can turn our waste stream into a resource stream.  There may be tax deductions as well.  A number of local organizations in the Metropolitan Washington area are not only willing to accept them but to pick them up too.   

Where we can go:

  • First check with a member of St. John’s Refugee Committee to see if it can be used.  If not turn to:
  • Community Forklift, located in Hyattsville, MD.
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStores, with several locations in the Greater Metropolitan Area.


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