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.
Pathways Through Lent

Pathways Through Lent

Friday After Ash Wednesday

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, … Continue reading Friday After Ash Wednesday

Thursday After Ash Wednesday

What do people say about me? What are people thinking? We are mindful of the opinions of others, about us and about nearly everything. Opinions elate and devastate. They influence … Continue reading Thursday After Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” It’s bizarre that we walk around with ashes on our foreheads on this day. It’s bizarre because it seems … Continue reading Ash Wednesday

Easter Day

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the … Continue reading Easter Day

Holy Saturday

“So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone.” Matthew 27:66 Holy Saturday is traditionally a quiet day. The two days before, Maundy Thursday … Continue reading Holy Saturday


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