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.


Lenten Food Drive

During Lent, St. John’s will hold a Lenten food drive over the following three Sundays: February 28, March 6, and March 13. Donated items may be placed in the large bins inside the narthex and the Parish House office. Donations will go to Bread.

Ash Wednesday Services

Wednesday, February 10 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes 12:00 noon Choral Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes 7:00 p.m. Bilingual (English and Spanish) Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

2016 Vestry Candidates

The Vestry Nominating Committee presents the candidates for the 2016 Vestry Election. Voting will be the first item on the agenda at this year’s meeting, and will start promptly at 10 a.m. At the February 7 annual meeting of St. John’s Parish, the following candidates.

Music Festival Service

Sunday, February 7 at 11 a.m. Featuring the music of composer Will Todd, including the premiere of Brightest and Best, commissioned in honor of the Bicentennial of St. John’s Church and in memory of Benjamin Hutto. The service music will include the Gloria and.

First Wednesday Concert

Wednesday, February 3, 12:10 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Singer Bob McDonald and Friends                                                                  .

Lafayette Fellowship – December 8th

Christmas, Incarnation, and John’s Gospel Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The Lafayette Fellowship invites you to join the Rev. Dr. John Yieh, the Professor of New Testament at the Virginia Theological Seminary, as he explores the opening of John’s gospel account. Dr..

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Service Schedule

Christmas Eve Schedule 4:30 p.m. Carols and Anthems 5:00 p.m. Pageant and Choral Eucharist with Choir 7:00 p.m. Carols and Anthems 7:30 p.m. Festival Choral Eucharist–Sermon–The Rev. Dr. Luis León 10:30 p.m. Carols and Anthems 11:00 p.m. Festival Choral Eucharist–Sermon–The Rev. Dr. Luis León Christmas Day Schedule 11:00 a.m. Holy.

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,.