WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

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.

History

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.

Mission

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.

Rector Transition

On October 17, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Luis León, rector of St. John's Church, announced his retirement in May 2018.
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Blog

Toy Drive

Please return all gifts and books by December 11 The annual Christmas Toy Drive is coming to a close.  There are just a few angels left on the tree. Please consider taking an angel and filling a child’s Christmas wish! The deadline for returning.

Christmas Pageant Sign up and Rehearsal

This year, the Christmas Pageant rehearsal – mandatory for anyone who wants to participate in the pageant – will be Saturday, December 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We are  issuing a call for shepherds, angels, friendly beasts, and anyone interested in helping .

The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson to Visit St. John’s

The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson will visit St. John’s Church on Sunday, November 8. He will serve as guest preacher at the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Sermon services. He will also join us as the Adult Forum guest speaker at 10:00.

St. John’s Mission Trip to the Kwasa Centre in South Africa

St. John’s traveled again to the Kwasa Centre in South Africa from October 21 to October 28. I led the trip, which included spending time at the Kwasa Centre and with the Ven. Sharron Dinnie and her parishioners at St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s.

Advent Party

  Hark! Advent Revelry at St. John’s! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM In the Parlors of the Parish House Food, fun, and entertainment for all ages All Are Welcome! Bring your family and friends. ………… Holiday music presented by the.

First Wednesday Concert – November 4

The next installment of St. John’s First Wednesday Concert will take place on November 4 at 12:10 p.m. inside St. John’s Church. Noah Getz, a jazz and classical saxophonist based in Washington, DC, will perform with assistance by Organist, Michael Lodico.  Hailed as a “highly.

Theology on Tap-Wednesday, October 21

How do we know what God desires for our lives? What practices can help us get clearer about our own desire to live lives of meaning and purpose? The practice of “discernment”, listening for the voice and presence of God in our daily lives,.

Sports Equipment for the Kwasa Centre

St. John’s mission trip to the Kwasa Centre is collecting soccer gear including cleats, shin-guards, and jerseys, and other sports items including long jump ropes and deflated basketballs, to take to the children at the Centre when they travel to South Africa October 21..

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, some sacred pieces, and a selection of spirituals. The spirituals on the program will.

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 Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Her most recent book,.

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