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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Book Group: Go, Went, Gone

December 1, 2022 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The St. John’s Book Group will meet virtually on Thursday, December 1, at 6:45 p.m. to discuss Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck. This European novel tells the journey of a retired German university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, as he steps into the streets of his city, Berlin. Here, on Alexanderplatz, he discovers and gets to know a new community—a tent city, established by African asylum seekers. Richard finds his life changing, as he begins to question his own sense of belonging in a city that once divided its citizens into them and us. For more information, please contact Janet Edmond:



December 1, 2022
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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