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

Monday in the Fourth Week of Lent

If only we could start over again … One of the iconic images of medieval times is that of a monk sitting in a scriptorium, copying old manuscripts, because the printing press hadn’t yet been invented. Monks were required to devote at least several.

The Fourth Sunday in lent

As I was walking toward Union Station on my way home from work one evening last December I heard a loud and unpleasant screeching noise. The noise was unsettling, and I was getting closer to it. Finally, I realized what the noise was. Someone.

Saturday in the Third Week of Lent

Deliver me from bloodshed, O God, and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance. Psalms 51:14 I am thinking of a Christian friend of mine who was in a very bad car accident in January. Driving through a busy suburban Chicago intersection, he.

Friday in the Third Week of Lent

Yet I have been the LORD your God since the land of Egypt; and you were not to know any god except Me, for there is no savior besides Me. Hosea 13:4 Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled.

Thursday in the Third Week of Lent

We are over halfway through the Lenten season. It’s a winding, 40-day journey, and we are entering the hardest part of it. We’re too far down the path to look back, yet the end is still out of sight. It’s a spiritual no-man’s land..