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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Care of Creation

Care of Creation: The Savings of Sustainable Clothing

Care of Creation: Where Have All the Songbirds Gone?

“Ethereal Minstrel! Pilgrim of the sky!”  This opening line to William Wordsworth’s Ode to a Skylark captures some of the fascination that people since antiquity have had with birds, a reason that today, birding is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities.  Birds are.

Care of Creation: The Wonder of Nature

Rachel Carson was a trail-blazing biologist and ecologist who awakened the world to what we were doing to our environment with her landmark 1962 book, Silent Spring.  At that time it seemed hard to realize that humans could affect the world other than at.

Care of Creation: Envisioning a Future Together

How do we become the great ancestors we would like to be?  How do we cultivate future-conscious thinking and behavior that rise beyond short-term thinking and acting, that promote good for the long term rather than immediate gain?  (These questions originated with https://www.longpath.org.) One.

Care of Creation: Offsetting Carbon Emissions from Air Travel

Our flights on airlines are big contributors to the emission of greenhouse gasses.  Passenger miles per gallon of fuel vary depending on the length of trip and type of aircraft, of course, but a US to Europe flight might involve about 80 pmg or.