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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Church School Open House

September 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Parents and children are invited to come by to see their classrooms, meet their teachers, and ask questions. The Rev. Sarah Akes-Cardwell and teachers will meet families on the second floor of the Parish House. Children in Pre-K through grade 2 will participate in Godly Play classes. Children in grades 3–5 will use a lectionary-based curriculum called Spark: Activate Faith. Come learn about these offerings and get ready for an exciting year ahead! Church school classes begin on Sunday, September 25. Please contact the Rev. Sarah for more information.


During the program year, which begins on September 11 and runs through early June, valet parking is available on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Look for the valet sign at the corner of Black Lives Matter Plaza (16th Street) and H Street, NW. For more informaton:

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September 18, 2022
10:00 am - 10:50 am
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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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