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

May 2, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 16th and H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Wednesday, May 2, 12:10 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Music for Angels, including Craig Phillips' the Archangel Suite Michael Lodico, Director of Music Ministry & Organist, St. John's Church, Lafayette Square

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7:00 pm

Latrobe Fellowship: Wine Tasting

May 2, 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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The young adults of the parish are invited to gather with the Rev. Dr. Luis León for his final wine tasting as the 14th Rector of St. John’s Church. The evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a service of the Holy Eucharist and then we will gather to sample a variety of wines (non-alcoholic … Continue reading Latrobe Fellowship: Wine Tasting

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