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: Cleaning out our Medicine Cabinets

Most of us have medicine cabinets containing remnants of bottles, pills, and ointments left over from earlier aches and pains, injuries and illnesses.  How should we get rid of surplus medications?  Some have very specific instructions on disposition, which of course should be followed, but most don’t.  Our mothers told us to flush them down the toilet, but that is seldom the right action, as those medicines remain unfiltered in the watershed and contaminate the water, the plants and animals in it, and ultimately ourselves.  In recent years, major drugstore chains, such as Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS, have installed drop-off boxes to take back excess medicines.  If no such facility is convenient, mix the medicines with an unpalatable substance such as kitty litter or coffee grounds (being careful not to crush tablets or capsules), seal the mixture in a plastic bag, and put it in household trash.

What we can do:

  • Periodically thin out our unneeded and expired medicines.
  • Use a drop-off box at the pharmacy, or seal and dispose of in the trash.
  • Unless specifically instructed to do so, do not flush down the toilet.


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