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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The Lively- Fulcher organ is a versatile instrument which adds beauty to our worship services and concerts. The eclectic style of the instruments lends itself well to solo repertoire, accompanying the choir, or leading a congregation singing robustly. 

Starting with St. John’s first organist, architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the church has had a history of fine pipe organs. Most recently this included a Skinner organ installed in 1927 that was eventually replaced with a Gress-Miles organ in 1969. This instrument too fell into a state of disrepair, which led the Organ Committee to invest in a new organ.  After extensive research and consideration of various proposals, the organ committee decided to contract Lively-Fulcher Pipe Organs of Rocky Mount, Virginia to build a new instrument. The organ was installed in March 2009 and dedicated at a special Evensong service on November 1, 2009.


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