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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Christmas Lessons & Carols

December 18, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join the St. John’s Choir for a service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas. Sung in the beauty of a candlelit church, the service begins with the singing of “Once in Royal David’s City” followed by nine lessons interspersed with carols and choral anthems. The readings and music trace the ancient story of salvation from our beginnings in the Garden of Eden all the way up to the manger. For the first time this year, Lessons and Carols will take place on a Sunday evening, allowing us to fully embrace the spirit of Christmas while remaining faithful to our observance of Advent on Sunday morning. Complimentary valet parking will be available starting at 4:45 p.m. The service will be followed by a reception in the Togo West Parlor. Invite your friends and family to join us for this special holiday offering.


December 18, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square
1525 H St NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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(202) 347-8766
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