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

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Service Times

St. John's offers several opportunities on Sundays and during the workweek for you to join us during worship. All are welcome.

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.


Dispatches from the 2019 Holy Land Pilgrimage – January 17

Dispatches from the 2019 Holy Land Pilgrimage – January 16

Dispatches from the 2019 Holy Land Pilgrimage – January 15

Meet Pete Burgess, our new Seminarian

Dispatch from General Convention, pt. 2

Dispatch from General Convention

Religion and Politics

July 3, 2018 Last Sunday, as we approached Independence Day, I spoke about the relationship between religion and politics. I did so from a historical point of view, hoping to make the very important connection between the faith of Jesus Christ and the political.

2018 Salon Concert

As part of St. John’s community building events, parishioners Andrew Clarke and Chip Sherrill hosted a salon concert of chamber music featuring Robert DiLutis, professor of clarinet at the University of Maryland, Noah Getz, musician-in-residence at American University, and Jeffrey Chappell, piano faculty member at.

2018 St. John’s Women’s Retreat Report

Twenty-two women from the parish gathered over the weekend of March 9-11 at the DuPont Memorial House in Rehoboth, Delaware for the fifth Lenten women’s retreat. Organized by Lisa Kirchenbauer, this year’s program, “Connecting in a Time of Disconnectedness,” was led by the Rev..