WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

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.

History

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.

Mission

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.

Servicios en Español

Comunidad Latino en El Corazón del Distrito ¡Ven y celebra tu fe! Somos la congregación latina de St. John's Episcopal Church. Buscamos unirnos en oración y servicio a Dios para nuestro crecimiento espiritual y comunitario. Celebramos la Santa Eucaristía todos los domingos a las.
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Education

K-10th Grade

Church School at St. John’s is offered during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Beginning September 18, 2016 until May 21, 2017, students attend classes tailored to their age group. During the summer months, a multi-age class for three to ten year olds is held during the 10:30 a.m. service. All Church School classes take place on the second floor of the Parish House.

Ages 3-6

Children in this class are dropped off at 10:45 a.m. and stay with their class until the end of the 11:00 a.m. service. After the students are welcomed by a doorkeeper, teachers tell Bible stories from the Montessori-based Godly Play curriculum. Children eat a snack and have an opportunity to respond creatively to the story told that day.

Grades 1-3

Children arrive at 10:45 a.m., and then join the congregation for the Holy Eucharist with their teachers. Children in this classroom follow a curriculum called Spark, which you can preview here. In the 2015-2016 church school year, students will explore the Old Testament stories in the fall and New Testament stories in the winter and spring.

Grades 4-6

Children arrive at 10:45 a.m., and then join the congregation for the Holy Eucharist with their teachers. Children in this classroom follow a curriculum called Connect, which you can preview here. In the 2015-2016 church school year, students will learn about the New Testament, starting with Jesus and his early life, and moving into units about the apostles and the church.

Grades 7-10

Students in grades seven through ten attend the first half of the 11:00 a.m. service. After hearing the week’s lessons and sermon, they and their teachers gather for reflection and discussion. Teachers use the Living the Good News curriculum as a resource for their class discussions.

Contact the Rev. Sarah Taylor Miller at (202) 347-8766, ext. 304 or sarah.miller@stjohns-dc.org for more information. 

The Forum

The Forum is an adult education program at St. John’s Church. From September through May, at 10 am most Sundays, we hear from scholars, poets, and leaders in our world, and in the world of faith.

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