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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2017 Parish House Renovation

September 20, 2017 Dear Parishioners, I am writing to update you on the progress of our Parish House renovation. Originally, work was scheduled to begin on or around September 1. … Continue reading 2017 Parish House Renovation

2017 Graduating Seniors

Conor Daugherty           Conor was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s. He attended Church School and participated in the Christmas pageant and other church-sponsored activities, including the … Continue reading 2017 Graduating Seniors

Music Festival Service

Music Festival Service “Prayers from the Ark” sung by the St. John’s Choir Sunday, May 14th, 11 a.m. French poet and nun Carmen Bernos de Gasztold (1919-1995) wrote a collection … Continue reading Music Festival Service

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer Workshop Led by the Rev. Tom Ward Saturday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Reverend Tom Ward returns to St. John’s to lead a workshop on … Continue reading Centering Prayer

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