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.


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),.

Parish House Renovation Update

Dear Parishioners: At its June 2016 meeting, the Vestry unanimously affirmed its commitment to spend a total of $5.5 million to renovate the Parish House. The Vestry first made that commitment in the spring of 2015, based on estimates of the costs of various.

St. John’s Rebuilding Together: The Tradition Continues

St. John’s will again participate in Rebuilding Together by making repairs and improvements to homes in Southeast Washington, DC. Work activities will include general repairs and cleaning. No experience is necessary. Please note the new requirement that volunteers must at least be 15 years.

BWS Book Fair – April 16

BWS Book Fair Saturday, April 16th 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW Politics and Prose is hosting a BWS Book Fair! Shop and support the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys. Support BWS by purchasing books for the classroom and.

Broadcast Journalist, Gordon Peterson Speaks April 10

Gordon Peterson, the award-winning broadcast journalist hailed as the “Dean of Anchors” by The Washington Post, brings four and a half decades of experience to coverage of news in the nation’s capital and around the world. He will speak at St. John’s Adult Forum on April.

Bicentennial Preacher Series – The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

Sunday, April 3 at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square 16th and H Streets, NW The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church 10 a.m. Adult Forum Speaker 11 a.m. Guest Preacher 12:30 p.m. Reception No tickets or reservations needed. Valet.

Wrap and Deliver Easter Lilies

Join members of the Pastoral Care Committee on Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. in the Parish House to wrap lilies for those in our parish family who are either homebound or in need of our care and attention. Please take time to deliver.

Landscaping Update

The Properties Committee proposes to refresh the landscaping both on the 16th Street plaza and along the H Street sidewalk of the church.  Some plantings are overgrown and/or outsized and will be removed as a first step this spring, along with invasive vines seeded by.

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday – March 20 7:45 a.m.         Holy Eucharist 9:00 a.m.         Holy Eucharist and Blessing of the Palms 11:00 a.m.       Holy Eucharist and Blessing of the Palms 1:00 p.m.         La Santa Eucaristía y Bendición de Ramos March 21-23 12:10 p.m.    Holy Eucharist Tuesday – March.