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.

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.
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10:00 am

Speaker Series: Peter Marra

November 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Peter Marra, Director of the Georgetown Environmental Initiative, Georgetown University Professor, and former Director of the Smithsonian’s Migratory Bird Center. He will speak on The Decline of North American Birds, whose huge decline shows that loss of biodiversity across both terrestrial and marine biomasses is perhaps the greatest conservation challenge the world faces in the … Continue reading Speaker Series: Peter Marra

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