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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Diversity Essays

Ucheora Onwuamaegbu

(The perspective of “an immigrant family that is now integral to St. John’s”) Ucheora Onwuamaegbu March 2023 *** Arriving DC 22 years ago, Nkem and I had no criteria in … Continue reading Ucheora Onwuamaegbu

John and Emily Lucio

Socrates famously said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  This quote probably captures both our individual and family experiences as it relates to how we how come to call … Continue reading John and Emily Lucio

Desirée Stolar reflection

Reflection: St. John’s is foundational structure of faith, wrapped in joyful love. We aim to raise our young interracial family with a fundamental understanding of God’s love and compassion for … Continue reading Desirée Stolar reflection

Andrew Clarke

It brings me much joy to remember that my first visit to St. John’s Church was with my Mum and Dad on April 9, 2008. They were visiting from Ireland, … Continue reading Andrew Clarke


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