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, 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.

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.

Thursday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2019

Today’s text raises one of the most challenging issues in John’s Gospel, and half-way through our Lenten journey, it is a good time to offer context on John’s relationship with the Jewish community that did not convert to Christianity. Indeed, John uses the phrase.

Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2019

I challenge our kids to “check your motive.” (The renowned, beloved, and esteemed Trisha Lyons taught me this!) It works every time. Why are you doing or saying something? The bottom line is that almost every action we take has a positive or a negative effect on.

Tuesday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2019

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am…” (John 8:28) For three.

Monday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2019

Psalm 17 – the Prayer of David – says, “I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand.” This.

Sunday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2019

Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild.

Saturday in the Fourth Week of Lent 2019

“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (John 7:38) What an apt analogy! Water is important to all forms of life that we know. It’s important to human life, animal life, plant life, and.

Friday in the Fourth Week of Lent 2019

But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,  I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will.

Thursday in the Fourth Week of Lent 2019

The tough little Timex watch I wear on a daily basis is showing signs of age. It loses about a minute each day; the light dims after a few seconds, and one of the loops on the band has fallen off. I have learned.