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

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Service Times

St. John's offers several opportunities on Sundays and during the workweek for you to join us during worship. All are welcome.

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.

Rector Transition

On October 17, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Luis León, rector of St. John's Church, announced his retirement in May 2018.
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November 2016

Celebrating the Church Year in Scripture, Readings, and Music

November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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St. John’s Church, 16th and H Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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A service of readings and music for the Last Sunday of Pentecost, retracing the seasons of the church beginning with Advent, the first season of the church year, and going through the liturgical calendar to Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter, and ending with Pentecost, the last season. The St. John's Choir will sing anthems by William Byrd, Eleanor Daley, Herbert Howells, Alice Parker, and Thomas Tallis, and the congregation will sing hymns from throughout the church year.

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