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.

Rector Transition

On October 17, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Luis León, rector of St. John's Church, announced his retirement in May 2018.


Church School and Nursery Care

The Nursery will be open from 9:45 a.m. until 12 noon at the Hay-Adams.

Church School will be held at the Hay-Adams on September 16 and September 23, at 10:30 a.m. The one-room multi-age class (for children pre-K to fifth grade) will meet in the Hay-Adams.

From September 30 and until Parish House is open, Church School will be held at 10:45 a.m. The one-room class will meet in the Hay-Adams Hotel until we are able to return to the Parish House.

When we are back in the Parish House in October, the following four Church School classes, designed for ages three through grade ten, will be held:

  • Godly Play class for those age three (by October 1) through Kindergarten.
  • Class for grades one to three.
  • Class for grades four to six.
  • Teen class beginning with those in grade seven. All high schoolers are welcome. The class is oriented toward confirmation.

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

The 2018-19 Church School registration form for all students (infant through grade 12) is available for download.

You may return it by email or mail to:
St. John’s Church
Attn: Kaye Edwards
1525 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005.

Questions? Contact Kaye Edwards, Assistant for Church Growth, at 202-347-8766, ext. 317 or by email at kaye.edwards@stjohns-dc.org

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.

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