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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Job at St. John’s

Associate Organist

Job Title:

Associate Organist

Job Overview:

St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square seeks to appoint a half-time Associate Organist beginning early in 2021.

The Associate Organist will join the Director of Music and Music Administrator in the daily operations of a robust music ministry and serve as principal accompanist of the church’s two choirs. The St. John’s Choir is comprised of twelve professional musicians who sing for the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Eucharist and for monthly Choral Evensong. The Parish Choir is comprised of approximately 25 volunteers who are joined by eight staff singers for the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Eucharist. The Parish Choir rehearses each Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. St. John’s is fortunate to have an excellent pipe organ built by Lively-Fulcher in 2009.

Founded in 1815, St. John’s is among Washington’s oldest Episcopal parishes. Best known as The Church of Presidents, St. John’s welcomes a community of parishioners of diverse backgrounds from every corner of the Washington metropolitan region.


The ideal candidate will possess exceptional skill as a liturgical organist and accompanist as well as experience training and conducing choirs. They should possess an understanding of the Anglican choral tradition and the liturgies of the Episcopal Church.

How to Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@stjohns-dc.org.  with “Associate Organist” as the subject header. Applications will be received until January 1, 2021.