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

Good Friday

Reflection The woman said to Peter, “You are not also one of this man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.” Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They asked him, “You are not also one of his disciples, are you?” He.

Maundy Thursday

A Hymn to God the Father Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun, Which was my sin, though it were done before? Wilt thou forgive that sin, through which I run, And do run still, though still I do deplore? When thou hast.

Wednesday in Holy Week

Letting Go Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods and you do not worship the golden statue that I have set up? Now if you are ready when you hear the sound.

Tuesday in Holy Week

The Lenten Fast “Do not judge, so you may not be judged.” Matthew 7:1 Lent is supposed to be a time for fasting, prayer, meditation and worship. I wonder how many Christians get much further than the fast. Like New Year’s resolutions, fasting is.

Monday in Holy Week

Get Rite with Lent Now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. Psalm 122:2 Cyril of Jerusalem (b. 315) was the bishop credited with having organized and instituted much of the Palm Sunday and Holy Week liturgies we still practice. Consecrated in.


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