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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Community Building Event – Falls Church

November 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Parishioners Dick and Joy Nathan are hosting a casual covered dish supper on Saturday, November 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at their home a few blocks from the intersection of Routes 7 and 29 in downtown Falls Church. Call Joy at 703-298-4979 or write them at dick.nathan@LNF.com. They’ll talk with you about what to bring.

With the temporary loss of our Parish House space for our Sunday Parish Lunches, we are organizing fellowship opportunities on a neighborhood basis. These events will be potluck suppers, brunches, and cocktail parties in the homes of parishioners, or happy hours at local establishments, picnics, or whatever our creativity leads to. If you are interested in participating by hosting or organizing an event, please contact Holly Sukenik.


November 10, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


St. John’s Church
(202) 347-8766