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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Parish Lunch

An informal lunch prepared by members of the St. John’s Parish community is served each Sunday during the Church School year (from September through May) following the 11:00 AM service in the Dining Room located on the lower level of the Parish House. All are welcome to this gathering where parishioners can get to know one another as well as welcome visitors and newcomers.

It’s been called one of the best fellowship opportunities at St. John’s. It’s a way to meet new friends – both members and visitors – and to catch up with old friends. You can fulfill the biblical injunction to serve others by hosting a Sunday Parish Lunch. Working with your family and friends is fun. Hosts may be reimbursed for expenses, or receive a tax receipt, as they choose. Detailed guidelines are sent to those who inquire.

To sign up to host a lunch and select a date, email Holly Sukenik, the lunch coordinator.


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