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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First Wednesday Concert

The famed United States Army Chorus will perform our opening concert today, Wednesday, October 7 with assistance from organist SPC Dan Campolieta. The Chorus will perform patriotic favorites, a medley of service songs, … Continue reading First Wednesday Concert

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor to Visit St. John’s

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, author, professor, and Episcopal priest will continue St. John’s 200th Anniversary Guest Preacher series on October 11. Her first memoir, Leaving Church, won a 2006 … Continue reading The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor to Visit St..

Remembering Dr. Benjamin Hutto

Dear Parishioners, Ben Hutto, Director of Music Ministry at St. John’s, died on September 29. St. John’s will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 12, to honor … Continue reading Remembering Dr. Benjamin Hutto

Remembering the Past and Dreaming about the Future: Thoughts on an Anniversary

I’ve never been one to draw much attention to myself on birthdays or other special occasions in my own life. It wasn’t until I met my wife, Catherine, that I … Continue reading Remembering the Past and Dreaming about the Future:.


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