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: Making the summer classic cookout more climate friendly

Many of us will fire up a grill this summer to enjoy a cookout with family and friends.  How we do it though, can make a big difference.  The classic charcoal grill typically generates about three times the greenhouse emissions as a gas grill.

Care of Creation: The Advantages of Eating Local Produce

Food systems in the aggregate, including agriculture (plants and animals), transportation, processing, refrigeration and the like, account for about a third of our global carbon emissions contributing to climate change.  The amount of food we shift around the world amounts to somewhere between 1500-1800.

Care of Creation: The Minuses of Palm Oil Outweigh the Plusses

Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil on Earth, with high smoke, heat, and shelf stability.  Its real advantage is commercial efficiency, since more palm oil can be produced per acre than comparable oils and with fewer herbicides and pesticides.  That’s why.

Care of Creation: The environmental cost of beef and dairy consumption

Domesticated livestock, mostly cows and pigs, account for some 60% of the biomass of all land mammals.  Humans make up another 36%.  Wild animals only account for the remaining 4%.  Is it any wonder that human activity impacts the planet?  The carbon footprint of.

Care of Creation: What we eat has even more impact on God’s creation than the packaging and bags we carry our food in

That’s because all food takes water and energy and is produced, processed, packaged and shipped by millions of farmers and intermediaries.  Unfortunately, continuing deforestation alone accounts for a fifth of global carbon emissions, second only after transportation.  Most of this newly freed land is.