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

May 6 @ 7:45 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45am on Sunday, repeating until May 13, 2018

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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9:00 am


May 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
St. John’s Church, 16th and H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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NEXT dates for Baptism and required pre-baptismal classes with the clergy are as follows: May 6, 9:00 a.m.; Saturday, May 5, 9:00 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 must … Continue reading Baptism

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11:00 am

Music Festival Service

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. John’s Church, 16th and H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. Holy Minimalism The St. John's Choir will sing works that explore the intersection of sacred music and minimalist compositional techniques. This movement which was sarcastically dubbed "Holy Minimalism" in the 1970s draws inspiration from the evocative simplicity of plainsong chant and Eastern Orthodox sacred music. The service will feature works … Continue reading Music Festival Service

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