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.

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.

Servicios en Español

Comunidad Latino en El Corazón del Distrito ¡Ven y celebra tu fe! Somos la congregación latina de St. John's Episcopal Church. Buscamos unirnos en oración y servicio a Dios para nuestro crecimiento espiritual y comunitario. Celebramos la Santa Eucaristía todos los domingos a las.

Festival Services

Festival Choral Eucharists are held at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square in the context of the Sunday liturgy. The St. John’s Choir,  a professional ensemble, is at times joined by a professional orchestra to present musical settings for the Mass. Presentations of these works, as they were originally designed to be performed (that is, in the context of liturgy), are intended to enhance and heighten the experience of worship, as well as to attract lovers of classical music.

View Upcoming Events

St. John’s generously funds its music program through its annual budget. However, there are extra opportunities to sponsor guest instrumentalists for Music Festival Services and other significant services in the life of the parish. Sponsorship is recognized by a milestone or memorial dedication on the title page of the bulletin for the given Sunday. Thank you to those of you who have already committed to sponsoring special music for seven upcoming dates. The service listed below is still open for sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring a service or sharing sponsorship, please contact Michael Lodico, director of music at Michael.Lodico@stjohns-dc.org or 202-347-8766.

December 24 – Music Festival Services at 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. – string ensemble for Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F and hymns for Christmas Eve – $3,500