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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Pastoral Care

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our St. John’s community in many ways. St. John’s Parishioners have expressed the desire to help their neighbors during this difficult time. Please use this form to let us know if you:
  • Can provide support for someone in need or
  • Are in need of support
We will do our best to connect those in need with those who are able to help. If you are not comfortable using this form, please send us an email at help@stjohns-dc.org with your name, contact information and details of the type of support you can give or the support you need.
In addition to this direct support from parishioners, our Rector, the Rev. Rob Fisher, has an emergency fund for those who may be in need of financial assistance. If you are in need of financial assistance or would like to contribute to the emergency fund, please reach out directly to the Rev. Rob Fisher.

Other Pastoral Care

Homebound parishioners and others who need a special touch receive regular visits, flowers, cards, and seasonal remembrances from the clergy and other parishioners. Our team of Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) also take communion to those who are homebound or in the hospital weekly.

Above all else, pastoral care is about being a holy presence with those who are, for many reasons, away from the church. Pastoral care ministers bear God’s love with others when they write cards, deliver flowers, and share communion.

If you have pastoral care needs, prayer requests, or if you would like to take part in the pastoral care ministries of the church, please contact Pastoral Care.

If you have a pastoral care emergency, please call the church to obtain the name and number of the priest on call.