WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

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.

History

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.

Mission

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

April 7 @ 7:45 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45am on Sunday, repeating until May 19, 2019

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 12:15 p.m. Parish Lunch

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10:00 am

Speaker Series: Frank Sesno

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Togo West Parlor, 1525 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and former CNN reporter.

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Children’s Lent Music Initiative

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until April 7, 2019

St. John’s Church, 16th and H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (during Speaker Series) Children with or without prior music experience are welcome. Join us for an engaging formation experience taught by a professional music educator. Children will learn stories of faith through song and will grow in their sense of belonging in the family of God. Ages 3+ are welcome … Continue reading Children’s Lent Music Initiative

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10:10 am

Lenten Youth Gathering

April 7 @ 10:10 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:10am on Sunday, repeating until April 14, 2019

Youth ages 11+ are invited to meet for an informal gathering time. This will include simple prayer, a cappella singing led by youth parish choir singers, and eating breakfast together. If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it to this gathering. We will also have access to a piano and percussion instruments. No … Continue reading Lenten Youth Gathering

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12:15 pm

Parish Lunch

April 7 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:15pm on Sunday, repeating until May 19, 2019

St. John’s Church, 16th and H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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5:00 pm

Orchestra-in-Residence: The Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra presents Haydn and more

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Our “Orchestra in Residence,” the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra (ANCO) will perform the second of their two season concerts. The 90-minute program will include Fauré’s Masques et bergamasques, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb with the St. John’s Choir, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 101 “The Clock.” The program engages themes of innocence, wonder, and the passage … Continue reading Orchestra-in-Residence: The Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra presents Haydn and more

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