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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2018 Salon Concert

As part of St. John’s community building events, parishioners Andrew Clarke and Chip Sherrill hosted a salon concert of chamber music featuring Robert DiLutis, professor of clarinet at the University of Maryland, Noah Getz, musician-in-residence at American University, and Jeffrey Chappell, piano faculty member at.

2018 St. John’s Women’s Retreat Report

Twenty-two women from the parish gathered over the weekend of March 9-11 at the DuPont Memorial House in Rehoboth, Delaware for the fifth Lenten women’s retreat. Organized by Lisa Kirchenbauer, this year’s program, “Connecting in a Time of Disconnectedness,” was led by the Rev..


2017 Christmas Pageant – Sign Up

St. John’s annual Christmas Pageant will take place on Christmas Eve at the 5:00 p.m. service. Children ages three and up are invited to participate in the Pageant as an Angel, Shepherd, or Friendly Beast. All children who wish to participate must attend the rehearsal on.

2017 St. John’s Christmas Gift Drive

Please return all gifts by Wednesday, December 13. The annual Christmas Gift Drive is here! As in past years, we are partnering with Advocates for Justice and Education, Bishop Walker School, Southeast White House/DC Dream Center, and St. John’s Community Services to bring joy.