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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Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of lay theological education sponsored by the School of Theology at Sewanee, located in central Tennessee and historically known as the University of the South. It offers the opportunity for Christians in various stages of their faith journeys to explore in depth the foundations of that faith and the Church that witnesses to that faith in the world.

The program is designed to include a thorough analysis of Hebrew scripture, the New Testament, church history and theological principles and processes. It promotes spiritual awareness and discovery among participants as they seek to live into their life of ministry as baptized followers of Christ.

Registration for the four-year program is conducted on an annual basis. Participants meet weekly through the academic year. Trained mentors facilitate the meetings. Because the program exists throughout the United States and, indeed, the Church, it can be begun and completed in different settings, as well as online.

St. John’s EfM group currently meets on Tuesday evenings.

Please contact EfM mentors Carolyn Crouch and Lyle Elder for more information. Visit the EfM website to read excerpts of the curriculum.

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