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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Seeking Sustainable Pet Food Options

The pet food industry is big business—we spend about $25 billion on it every year, with about the same caloric value as all the food eaten annually in France.  Advertising has tried to convince us that our pets can’t possibly live healthy lives without a grain-free and “human grade”, meat–based diet, but a Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine study disputes that.  Cats are indeed true carnivores, while dogs have been domesticated over the centuries and are well-adapted to be omnivores.  In other words, dogs need some meat, but can thrive on a more earth-friendly diet that includes animal by-products and plant-based food as sources of good nutrition.  If we’re in doubt as to what balance to strike, we can always talk to the vet.

St. John’s Care of Creation Group.


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