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.

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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Community Potluck – Cathedral Heights, DC

September 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Cathedral Heights, NW Washington, DC
Family and kid-friendly event (pool available)
RSVP to hosts Pamela and Patrick Venzke with numbers of kids/adults
St. John’s will continue its popular parishioner potluck suppers this summer, and our new rector and his wife Sarah Wood plan to attend. The potlucks are a wonderful opportunity both to meet our new rector and to connect with fellow parishioners. This summer’s potlucks will be spread around our geographic area, and we hope you will be able to make it to the one in your area.


Potluck suppers will continue in the fall. If you are interested in hosting one, please contact Holly Sukenik. Please contact the hosts to RSVP and indicate what you can contribute. Attendance is limited. Please plan on bringing something ready to place on the table.


September 1, 2019
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm