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, & Vestry

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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Easter Day | April 4

Morning Worship Services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

The Feast of the Resurrection of Christ celebrated with a Festival Holy Eucharist.

(NEW) The Easter service will be livestreamed on the St. John’s Facebook page and on the St. John’s Worship page at 11:00 a.m.

In person at the church (Registration required*)

Easter Day Afternoon Outdoor Worship | April 4

3:00 p.m.

Music, Prayer, and Distribution of Communion. You will need to sign in with an usher when you arrive agreeing to our St. John’s Church Regathering Covenant, but you do not need to pre-register. Maps and other information are below:

In person at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA

The service at Virginia Theological Seminary will be more casual and perfect for families, with an Easter egg hunt to follow.

Map for the Labyrinth at Virginia Theological Seminary:

In person at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC

The service at the Cathedral’s Amphitheater will be a full Easter service. We will have a celebration of the Eucharist, with brass and singing.

Map for the Cathedral Amphitheater:
Note: South Rd. will be closed, so enter at Pilgrim Rd. for the Amphitheater.
The Cathedral parking garage will also be available.

*Each in-person worship service (at the church or at the outdoor venues) can accommodate 100 participants. All in-person worshippers must commit to abiding by the Regathering Covenant that is being followed by all congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the steps in registering for an in-person worship service will be to agree to abide by the Regathering Covenant.


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