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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12:10 pm

12:10 Midday Holy Eucharist

November 1 @ 12:10 pm - 12:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:10pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

A Holy Eucharist and Homily is held at 12:10 p.m. Monday – Friday. A Healing Service follows Holy Eucharist Service on Thursdays. Note: The 12:10 p.m. service will not be held on special holy days or on Federal Holidays. Please check with the main office.

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First Wednesday Concert

November 1 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 16th and H Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

Wednesday, November 1, 12:10 p.m.-12:45 p.m. For All The Saints Organ Recital by Brent Erstad Assistant Director of Music, St. John's Church, Lafayette Square St. John’s Assistant Director of Music Brent Erstad will play an organ recital titled For All the Saints. The program will feature music themed around the Feast of All Saints, including … Continue reading First Wednesday Concert

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7:00 pm

Latrobe Fellowship – Conversations on Discernment and Vocation

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

Conversations on Discernment and Vocation Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes 1217 Massachusetts Avenue, NW How do we know what God desires for our lives? What practices can help us get clearer about our own desire to live lives of meaning and purpose? The practice of "discernment", listening for the voice of God in … Continue reading Latrobe Fellowship – Conversations on Discernment and Vocation

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