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: Green Cleaning to minimize chemicals in the home

Many common household cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit, evaluated more than 2,000 cleaning products and found over half contained ingredients adverse to health, such as benzene and formaldehyde.  When these products are used at home, the EPA found that VOC levels could be two to five times higher than outdoors.  As we close up the house and turn on the air conditioning, these chemicals are circulated, not filtered out.  When thrown away or washed down the drain, they enter our watershed and end up in our lakes and rivers.

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