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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7:45 am

Sunday Service Schedule

November 5, 2017 @ 7:45 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45am on Sunday, repeating until December 17, 2017

St. John’s Church, 16th and H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

7:45 a.m. - Holy Eucharist and Homily 8:15 a.m. - Nursery 9:00 a.m. - Choral Holy Eucharist and Sermon 11:00 a.m. - Choral Holy Eucharist and Sermon

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10:00 am

Adult Forum

November 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
St. John’s Church, 16th and H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

This Adult Forum will take place in the Church Nave. November 5: Michael German Michael German is a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to ensure that our government respects human rights and fundamental freedoms in conducting the fight against terrorism. A sixteen-year veteran of federal law … Continue reading Adult Forum

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11:00 am


November 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. John’s Church, 16th and H Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

NEXT dates for Baptism and required pre-baptismal classes with the clergy are as follows: November 5, 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. If you are interested in having a child baptized, or in baptism for yourself, please contact Kaye Edwards by e-mail at kaye.edwards@stjohns-dc.org. Please note that the parents or grandparents of children being baptized … Continue reading Baptism

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