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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Bluegrass Music Festival

We are celebrating the last Sunday before Lent with a Bluegrass Music Festival at Sunday’s 11:00 a.m. service. The Parish Choir will be joined by North Carolina bluegrass band, the Chatham Rabbits.

Husband-and-wife duo Sarah and Austin McCombie have emerged as one of North Carolina’s most beloved folk music ensembles. In April 2022, PBS will release an eight-episode TV series called “On the Road with the Chatham Rabbits.”

We are delighted to welcome them to St. John’s as we explore the unique contributions of the bluegrass tradition in American sacred music.


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