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.


2017 Christmas Pageant – Sign Up

St. John’s annual Christmas Pageant will take place on Christmas Eve at the 5:00 p.m. service. Children ages three and up are invited to participate in the Pageant as an Angel, Shepherd, or Friendly Beast. All children who wish to participate must attend the rehearsal on.

2017 St. John’s Christmas Gift Drive

Please return all gifts by Wednesday, December 13. The annual Christmas Gift Drive is here! As in past years, we are partnering with Advocates for Justice and Education, Bishop Walker School, Southeast White House/DC Dream Center, and St. John’s Community Services to bring joy.

2017 Church School Registration

Dear Nursery and Church School Parents, As we begin the renovation of our Parish House, I want to share details about arrangements for the Nursery and Church School. I want to emphasize especially that plans are being made to continue both programs — and.

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. Due to permitting issues with the District’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, that.

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 lock-in at the Cathedral.  Conor will graduate from West Potomac High School in June.

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 of prayers to God from the inhabitants of the Noah’s ark.  English composer Ivor.

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 Centering Prayer.  Tom has been an Episcopal priest for more than thirty years, serving.

Vestry Candidates


Young Adult Latrobe Fellowship Fall Events

Parish Lunch is Back for 2016-2017!

Pull together your family and friends and sign up!  A calendar has been posted on the Parish House bulletin board with available dates and times.  You may also contact Holly Sukenik, the lunch coordinator, to sign up to host a lunch, select a date,.