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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Desirée Stolar reflection


St. John’s is foundational structure of faith, wrapped in joyful love. We aim to raise our young interracial family with a fundamental understanding of God’s love and compassion for all. The way St. John’s uplifts its parish—from the longest tenure member to the newest baby—instills a sense of place for our children. St. John’s incorporates and uplifts children in small and significant ways that delights, educates, and encourages them. We wanted a parish home that not only had members of different backgrounds, but also included them in meaningful ways. Every time we drive by the yellow church, our children convey a sense of pride.


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