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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First Wednesday Concert

February 7, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm

Wednesday, February 7, 12:10 p.m.-12:45 p.m.


The men’s vocal ensemble Bamburia will perform our February concert.
Recently founded by St. John’s Choir bass-baritone Chris Fominaya, Bamburía is a group of male vocalists in the D.C. area who aspire to bard-dom. Several of its members have been singing together for more than a decade in various groups and ensembles. The current group of five bar disciples has renamed themselves “Bamburía”, effectively meaning “a home…with bamboo.”  Operating under Arthur Fiedler’s principle that there is “no bad music, only boring music,” Bamburía strives to present their art as eclectically as possible.  To bring forth the joviality of the renaissance, and the complexities of the new era.  Bamburía recently performed their inaugural concert on January the 6th, in College Park.
They will sing a cozy program of seasonal a cappella pieces including composer such as William Billings, Pablo Casals, and Anton Bruckner.
Contrabass Christopher Fominaya, tenor Nicholas Levy, and baritones Kevin Schellhase and Justin Dean–members of our very own St. John’s Choir and Parish Choir will be featured along with countertenor George Branyan and tenor Gordon Geise.


February 7, 2018
12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
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St. John’s Church
16th and H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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(202) 347-8766