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

A Letter from the Senior Warden – 14 November 2017

November 14, 2017 Dear Parishioners, Following up on my October 24 letter, I would like to share several updates as we begin to move forward in the transition process. To … Continue reading A Letter from the Senior Warden – 14.

A Letter from the Senior Warden – 24 October 2017

October 24, 2017 Dear Parishioners, As you all have learned, our Rector has announced his intention to retire next year, and his last Sunday with us will be May 20, 2018. … Continue reading A Letter from the Senior Warden – 24.

An Important Message from our Rector

October 17, 2017 Dear Parishioners, Tonight at our October Vestry meeting, I informed the Vestry of my intention to retire as Rector of this incredible parish. My last Sunday at … Continue reading An Important Message from our Rector


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