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.

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.


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, Assistant 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. From September through May, at 10:00 am on select Sundays, we will hear from scholars, poets, and leaders in our world, and in the world of faith.

Upcoming Speakers

Sun 26

Speaker Series: Vestry Candidate Presentation

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Feb 09

Sunday Forum: Dr. Meredith Evans

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Feb 16

Speaker Series: Robert Strong

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Feb 23

Speaker Series: Amb. Stuart Eizenstat

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Apr 19
May 10

Speaker Series: Elaine Pagels

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
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