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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Speaker Series

October 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


 Speaker Series 
    Sunday, October 27,
   at 10:00 a.m. in the Togo West Parlor. 
Our speaker this Sunday will be Jane Clarke, award-winning and widely published poet, will reflect on the role of poetry in helping us respond to loss, with a reading from her recently published second collection (When the Tree Falls | Bloodaxe Books 2019) and her illustrated group of poems inspired by a First World War family archive (All the Way Home, Smith | Doorstop 2019). She will speak on Give Sorrow Words.


October 27, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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