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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9:00 am


January 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
St. John’s Church, 16th and H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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If you are interested in having a child baptized, or in baptism for yourself, please contact Kaye Edwards. Please note that the parents or grandparents of children being baptized must be active, pledging members of St. John’s. Adults interested in baptism for themselves must attend the Rector’s Adult Inquirers’ Class and be active, pledging participants … Continue reading Baptism

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10:00 am

Speaker Series: Christopher Costa

January 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Togo West Parlor, 1525 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Christopher Costa, former intelligence officer of 34 years, former Special Assistant to the President and current Executive Director of the International Spy Museum.  He will speak on The International Spy Museum.

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Bible Study

January 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am

For most of the Sundays until Lent, a new adult Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. in the third floor conference room. Jack Reiffer is leading a study on the Gospel of Matthew, the lead gospel for our current Year A church year. The study examines the major themes that are part of this year’s … Continue reading Bible Study

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