WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

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.

History

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.

Mission

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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Pathways Through Lent

Thursday in the Third Week of Lent

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Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent

Lent gives us an opportunity to reflect upon what it means to fully surrender to God’s will – to completely let go of everything we think we know. We are … Continue reading Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent

Tuesday in the Third Week of Lent

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Monday in the Third Week of Lent

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Third Sunday of Lent

Psalm 63 talks about crying out to God. When should we cry out to God? What happens when we cry out to God? In the Catholic tradition there are worshipers … Continue reading Third Sunday of Lent