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.

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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Church School and Nursery Care

The Nursery will be open from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the lower level of the Parish House.

Church School classes meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second floor of the Parish House. During the 11:00 a.m. service, Children’s Chapel meets on on the second floor of the Parish House.

All students join their families for Communion at the exchange of the Peace.

Questions? Contact Savannah Ponder, Deacon for Ministries to Children, Youth, and Families, at 202-347-8766, ext. 304.


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Speaker Series

The Speaker Series is an adult education program at St. John’s Church held on select Sundays. We hear from scholars, poets, and leaders in our world, and in the world of faith.

Upcoming Speakers

Nov 01

November 1 Speaker Series with Victoria Arbiter

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Nov 15

November 15 Speaker Series with Katharine Hayhoe

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Book Club

The St. John’s Book Club gathers monthly to discuss current works of literature, both fiction and non-fiction, that have ethical, humane and more often than not spiritual themes for reflection. The group is a respectful, open and welcoming forum for St. John’s readers who share a passion for reading. The monthly book selections are chosen by group members. Please join us the next discussion on the first Thursday of the month at 6:45 p.m. on Zoom.

For more information and for links to participate, contact Janet Edmond.

Upcoming Book Group Session

Nov 05

Book Club meeting on November 5

November 5 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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