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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Dispatches from the Holy Land – January 25

Dispatches from the Holy Land – January 24

I was excited to join the St. John’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land this year because I expected it would be a wonderful opportunity to enhance my understanding of the Scripture by visiting the Biblical locations that I have read about since my childhood.

Dispatches from the Holy Land – January 23

Today was the day many of us in the group have been anxiously anticipating, the trip to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. What many consider the holiest sight in Christianity was the only event on the calendar today that was preceded by a.

Dispatches from the Holy Land – January 22

When I was about seven or eight years old, my godmother bought me a necklace for Christmas that she said she purchased in Bethlehem. I remember taking it in my hands, and quickly clasping it around my neck, so enamored with the fact that.

Dispatches from the Holy Land – January 20

Hear, O Israel:  The Lord alone.  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6: 4-5 Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. Psalm 122: 2 Our day.