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

First Wednesday Concert

January 10, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 16th and H Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Wednesday, January 10, 12:10 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Music by French Composers Organ Recital by Julie Vidrick Evans Prize-winning concert organist Julie Vidrick Evans will play the following program: Piéce héroïque -- César Franck (1822-1890) Suite de deuxième ton -- Louis Nicholas Clérambault (1676-1749) - Duo - Basse de cromorne - Récit de nasard - Caprice Suite Brève … Continue reading First Wednesday Concert

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7:00 pm

Latrobe Fellowship – Champagne Tasting

January 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Champagne Tasting Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes 1217 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Join the Latrobe Fellowship as we raise our glasses and toast the New Year with a champagne tasting on Wednesday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. We will gather for a celebration of the Holy Eucharist followed by champagne and sushi with the … Continue reading Latrobe Fellowship – Champagne Tasting

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