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

December 17, 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
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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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11:00 am

2017 Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. John’s Church, 16th and H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS FOLLOWED BY HOLY EUCHARIST Traditional Hymns and Carols of the Advent and Christmas Seasons for the congregation. The St. John's Choir will sing a selection of seasonal anthems, including Stephen Paulus’ The Holly and the Ivy and Wonder Tidings accompanied by harpist Rebecca Smith and oboist Emily Snyder. Invite your … Continue reading 2017 Festival of Lessons and Carols

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