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.

Rector Transition

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


First Wednesday Concert

The next installment of the First Wednesday Concert series will take place on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:10 p.m. The Madrigal Singers of St. Albans and National Cathedral Schools are a group of 36 high school age singers who aspire to the highest standards.

Bryan Stevenson: Guest Preacher and Speaker on Nov. 22

Join us this Sunday, November 22 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. to hear Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Mr. Stevenson will be the guest preacher at the 9 a.m. service and will lead the adult forum at.

Pathways Through Lent 2016 Submissions

Pathways Through Lent, our annual series of devotions, is a companion in the deeply spiritual time of Lent. We invite parishioners to contribute to this series by writing a 250-300 word reflection. We have a calendar of readings starting with Ash Wednesday (February 10,.

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,.

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