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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Pathways Through Lent

Saturday in the Third Week of Lent

Thus says the Lord: Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the Lord. They shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when relief comes. They shall live.

Friday in the Third Week of Lent

Thank God It’s Friday Friday has such varied connotations. For some, Friday is a source of superstition. Sailors, for example, believed it was unlucky to start a voyage on a Friday, and of course Friday the 13th is engrained in popular imagination as a.

Thursday in the Third Week of Lent

“Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.” Luke 11:17 A Life of Privilege My cousin is a carpenter. He lives with his wife and two young children in rural Minnesota, in a weathered Victorian house high on a.

Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent

  A thread that runs through today’s lessons is the call to tell the story, to remember and recount, to do and teach the works and words of God. “Make Them Hear You,” the powerful song from Ragtime, has become an anthem of the.

Tuesday in the Third Week of Lent

Peter came and said to Jesus, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. “For this reason the kingdom.