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

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Service Times

St. John's offers several opportunities on Sundays and during the workweek for you to join us during worship. All are welcome.

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

Pathways Through Lent, our annual series of devotions, is a companion in the deeply spiritual time of Lent. Parishioners contribute to this series by writing reflection, sometimes based upon the day’s readings from the Daily Office, and often drawing from their lives’ experiences.

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Easter Sunday 2019

Simon Peter … went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the.

Holy Saturday 2019

In you, O Lord, I seek refuge, do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me. (Psalm 31:1) A couple of years ago, my wife and I took a trip to Paris. We spent most of our time visiting.

Good Friday 2019

What can one say about a day such as this? Jesus is betrayed, deserted, mocked, shamed, suffers and, in the end, dies. For 2000 years, Christians have been wrestling with what we can say about a day such as this. Did God plan it.

Maundy Thursday 2019

What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me? (Psalm 116:12) This question from today’s Psalm seems particularly well-suited to the season of Lent, even more so as we approach Christ’s betrayal and death. The psalmist, though writing centuries before.

Wednesday in Holy Week 2019

In today’s Gospel lesson, John recounts the story of Jesus visiting with his disciples in the upper room. After humbly washing their feet, he foretells that one of them would betray him. In Matthew’s account of the story, we learn that Judas’ unfaithful act.

Tuesday in Holy Week 2019

Monday in Holy Week 2019

Today’s Gospel reading, recounting the strange scene of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet with her hair, invites us in to the holy discomfort of Holy Week. At the time of the Gospels’ writing, this scene of Jesus’ anointing at dinner in Bethany and the figure.

Palm Sunday 2019

After telling a parable to the crowd at Jericho, Jesus went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village.

Saturday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2019

Near the end of our pilgrimage to the Holy Land, we journeyed to the traditional location of Caiaphas’ house, now known as the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu. In the basement of the church, there’s a first century prison cell hewn out of.

Friday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2019

Merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind, and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and.