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.

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 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,.

Being Mortal: A Deeper Exploration of End of Life

The Rev. Elizabeth Gardner, on staff with the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, will lead a 4 session workshop about end of life issues. She will examine the practical considerations that can surround end of life: diagnosis, caregivers, legal issues, hospice and funeral planning as well.

Pastoral Care and Prayer List

Those who are sick or recovering: From our parish: Margo Arnold, John Culver, Chet Grey, Ruth Harwood, Kenny Kraft, Jesus López, Jim Mullins, Leah Proffitt, Denzel Ramirez, and Gordon Richmond. Friends and family of our parish: Douglas Anderson (Andy Olivo), Melissa Black (Ann Mueller),.