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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November 2018

First Wednesday Concert – The Ars Nova Brass Quintet

November 7 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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With Michael Lodico, organ

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December 2018

First Wednesday Concert – The Episcopal High School Chamber Choir

December 5 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Directed by Brent Erstad The Music of the Season

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January 2019

First Wednesday Concert – Concert Organist Colin Lynch

January 9, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Associate Director of Music at Trinity Copley Square, Boston Music by French Composers This concert will be held on the second Wednesday of the month.

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February 2019

First Wednesday Concert – Baritone Bob McDonald’s Broadway Show

February 6, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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April 2019

First Wednesday Concert – Music for Percussion and Organ

April 3, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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With percussionist Tom Maloy and organist Michael Lodico.

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May 2019

First Wednesday Concert – Music for Trumpet and Organ

May 1, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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With trumpeter Chuck Seipp and organist Lisa Galoci. The premiere of Paul Leavitt’s Fanfare for Trumpet & Organ.

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June 2019

First Wednesday Concert – The Air Force Strings with pianist Brent Erstad

June 5, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Gerald Finzi’s Ecologue and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

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