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.
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Rector Transition

An Update from the Rector Search Committee – April 25, 2018

Welcome Our New Interim Rector

The Vestry’s Charge to the Rector Search Committee

The Vestry’s Charge to the Rector Search Committee St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square March 20, 2018 On Tuesday, March 20, by a unanimous vote, the Vestry adopted the following charge … Continue reading The Vestry’s Charge to the Rector Search Committee

Update from Hilary West, chair of the Rector Search Committee

Sunday Forum – Rector Transition and Search Process


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