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

Remembering Dr. Benjamin Hutto

Dear Parishioners, Ben Hutto, Director of Music Ministry at St. John’s, died on September 29. St. John’s will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 12, to honor his ministry among us and to give thanks to God for the blessing he.

Remembering the Past and Dreaming about the Future: Thoughts on an Anniversary

I’ve never been one to draw much attention to myself on birthdays or other special occasions in my own life. It wasn’t until I met my wife, Catherine, that I started to recognize the importance of birthdays and anniversaries. She has shown me that.

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