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.

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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Choirs

While choral singing in person is currently not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, our choirs have continued to add beauty to our worship services by participating in virtual choir projects. Choir members record their parts at home on their own. The videos are edited together, creating the effect of singing together. To view the virtual choir project of Edgar Bainton’s “And I Saw A New Heaven,” click here.

The St. John’s Choir, comprised of twelve professional singers, provides music for the 11:00 a.m. worship service during the academic year. Their repertoire is diverse spanning from Renaissance motets to premiering new compositions and commissions. The St. John’s Choir regularly sings for notable services held at the church and is featured on several recordings. To hear the St. John’s choir, click here

The Parish Choir provides an opportunity for members of the parish and community to contribute their talents to the 9:00 a.m. Sunday service. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings, preceded by dinner and social time. New members are always welcome. Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to send an inquiry to the Director of Music and Organist

The Summer Choir combines the forces of the Parish Choir and St. John’s Choir as well as additional members who are unable to make a regular commitment during the program year. The Summer Choir rehearses each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. before the 10:30 a.m. service. 

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