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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Our Pets have a Carbon Paw Print, Too

We Americans love our pets, and our lives are deeply enriched by their presence.  Together, we care for some 163 million dogs and cats—and they have their own unique carbon paw prints.  The most important contributor is the food we feed them.  Because so much pet food is protein sourced, our pets alone account for 30% of the greenhouse gases emitted by US meat and dairy production.  Even as we humans are advised to cut back on meat and dairy products, the same advice applies to our pets, not least because over half of them are overweight.  What we serve our pets has consequences.  Producing a pound of chicken or tuna typically generates between 6-7 lbs. of carbon emissions.  Making a pound of beef edible, on the other hand, releases 27 lbs. of carbon, and a pound of lamb generates over 39 lbs. of carbon.

St. John’s Care of Creation Group


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