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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Midweek Music Concerts

Our Midweek Music Series (formerly First Wednesday Concerts) resumes. Please join us to celebrate the return of our lunchtime concert series and mark your calendars for upcoming performance. All programs begin at 12:10 p.m. and run for 35 minutes.   

December 1: The Navy Sea Chanters

The official choir of the United States Navy  

January 5: The Polyphonist

The District’s newest professional vocal quartet 

February 2: Samantha Scheff

Associate Organist of St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square  

March 9: EYA Ensemble 

Women’s vocal ensemble re-envisioning medieval music   

April 13: Charlotte Stewart, mezzo-soprano with Baroque Orchestra 

Antonio Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater for Holy Week 

May 4: Andrew Brown, tenor & Brent Erstad, piano 

Music of Francis Poulenc and Jake Heggie  

June 1: Celtic Aire 

The premier Folk Ensemble of the United States Air Force 


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