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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Join us for a Sustainable Meal

This Sunday the Care of Creation Committee will be hosting a meal made from ingredients as many as possible locally grown and the production of which is low in carbon generation.  Being locally grown means fewer emissions in transportation and likely in production itself.  It can certainly mean greater freshness.  Because our menu is plant-based, it still provides needed protein but none of the carbon emissions a meat-based menu would generate.  And it’s tasty!  Join us after the 11:00 service, meet some of our advocates, and let us show you the national Church’s new carbon tracking tool, as well as other ways to prepare and eat food more sustainably and wholesomely.


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