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

Saturday in the Second Week of Lent

Faith is deeply personal. While we gather in fellowship and community, in shared belief and the desire to be agents of positive change in the world, we have our unique … Continue reading Saturday in the Second Week of Lent

Friday in the Second Week of Lent

Look for the Good The Book of Genesis shares the story of Joseph, a young man who was sold into slavery by his brothers (after they had first thought to … Continue reading Friday in the Second Week of Lent

Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

I recently moved into a new apartment building. Or as the building would like to say, a new “community.” Right before I signed the lease, I noticed that the leasing … Continue reading Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent

Every night, there’s a pretty standard post-dinner scene that plays out in my house. Some nights it goes better than others, but almost always, someone ends up in a timeout … Continue reading Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent

Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.” John 14:1 This passage from St. John’s Gospel has taken on a new meaning for me … Continue reading Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent


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