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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The Impending Boom in Plastics

We spent a number of weeks last year discussing the danger of plastics in their production, use, and disposal.  We emphasized our personal responsibilities for alleviating the problem.  Unfortunately, the problem is likely to grow bigger in the near future.  Major oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their products, are ramping up their plastics output.  A host of new petrochemical plants, using ethane feedstock supplied by the fracking boom, are coming on line … in operation, under construction, or awaiting regulatory approval.  Since 2010, companies have invested more than $200 billion in 333 plastic and other chemical projects.  As individuals, we may have little leverage to affect that, but we can ask: what have we in our own households done to minimize our personal plastic waste?

St. John’s Care of Creation Group


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