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.

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, 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.

New entries appear here daily through Lent, or you may subscribe to receive a daily email.

Thursday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2020

  The Martin Family, Ministries to Children, Youth, and Families   Appointed readings for today: Genesis 17:1–8 Psalm 105:4–11 John 8:51–59

Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2020

A Take on Today’s Collect and the Daily Office   Almighty God our heavenly Father, renew in us the gifts of your mercy; increase our faith, strengthen our hope, enlighten our understanding, widen our charity, and make us ready to serve you; through Jesus.

Tuesday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2020

Psalm 102:15–22 The nations shall fear your Name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth your glory. For the Lord will build up Zion, and his glory will appear. He will look with favor on the prayer of the homeless; he will not.

Monday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2020

At the St. John’s Women’s Retreat earlier this month, just prior to the recommendations for physical distancing, we were able to enjoy community, love, joy in nature by the ocean, each other’s company, and Rev. Jane Hague’s leadership of our worship and study.  We.

Fifth Sunday in Lent 2020

Psalm 130 (De profundis) Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice; let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication. If you, Lord, were to note what is done amiss, O Lord, who could stand?.