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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July 2016

RSCM Visits St. John’s Church

July 31, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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St. John’s Church, 16th and H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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The Choir of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Washington, DC Course will be the guest choir on Sunday, July 31 at the 10:30 a.m. service. The choir, comprised of some of the finest young musicians from schools and churches across the United States and adult choristers from the DC area, will offer music for worship services throughout the week of July 25-31 in some of the area's most beautiful spaces. All are welcome to join the choir for worship…

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