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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Friday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) | New Times

4:00 p.m. Carols and Music

4:30 p.m. Pageant & Choral Eucharist with Choir

6:30 p.m. Carols and Music

7:00 p.m. Festival Choral Eucharist—Sermon—The Rev. Robert W. Fisher

9:30 p.m. Carols and Music

10:00 p.m. Festival Choral Eucharist—Sermon—The Rev. Robert W. Fisher

Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day)

11:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist—Sermon—The Rev. Will Morris

     Church and Parish Office close after the 11:00 a.m. service

 Sunday, December 26 (First Sunday after Christmas)

10:30 a.m.  Choral Holy Eucharist—Sermon—The Rev. Doug Kirby

     Church and Parish Office close after the 10:30 a.m. service

The Annual Christmas Pageant | New Time

December 24, 4:30 p.m.
The annual Christmas Pageant will take place on Christmas Eve at 4:30 p.m. The service prelude of anthems and carols will begin at 4:00 p.m. Children ages three and up are invited to participate in the Pageant as an Angel, Shepherd, or Friendly Beast. All children who wish to participate must attend the rehearsal on Saturday, December 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Contact the Rev. Doug Kirby for more information.