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

The Second Sunday in Lent

Abraham was unique for his time. In a polytheistic world, he listened to that one still, small voice and led the charge for monotheism as we know it today. God told Abraham not to fear because He had a plan for Abraham and his.

Saturday in the First Week of Lent

Love Thy Enemies Martin Luther King often preached during his ministry about Christ’s command in Matthew 5: 44: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” He believed this command to be an absolute necessity for the survival of our civilization, and.

Friday in the First Week of Lent

Then Queen Esther, seized with anxiety, fled to the Lord. She took off her splendid apparel and put on the garments of distress and mourning, and instead of costly perfumes, she covered her head with ashes and dung, and she utterly humbled her body;.

Thursday in the First Week of Lent

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew.

Wednesday in the First Week of Lent

When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his.