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: Just Eat It; Wasting Food Matters

Imagine carrying four full shopping bags home from the grocery store.  When we get home, we immediately toss one into the garbage pail.  That’s the equivalent of what we consumers do (commercial establishments often toss up to 40%), at a time when nearly one in.

Care of Creation: Cleaning out our Medicine Cabinets

Most of us have medicine cabinets containing remnants of bottles, pills, and ointments left over from earlier aches and pains, injuries and illnesses.  How should we get rid of surplus medications?  Some have very specific instructions on disposition, which of course should be followed,.

Care of Creation: Green Cleaning to minimize chemicals in the home

Many common household cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit, evaluated more than 2,000 cleaning products and found over half contained ingredients adverse to health, such as benzene and formaldehyde.  When these products are used at home, the.

Care of Creation: The Beauty of a Native Plant Garden

We all know the value of pollinators, the bees, wasps, butterflies, beetles, and hummingbirds.  Some three-quarters of all plants depend on these pollinators to reproduce.  About one out of every three bites we take is made available by the action of an animal or.

Care of Creation: The Beauty—and Barrenness—of Manicured Lawns

Ever since the 1950s, when color television brought us pictures from Augusta of the immaculate turf at The Masters golf championships, Americans have sought equivalent lawns.  We shear our lawns and pamper them with chemicals and water, but the end result is almost always.