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.

Online Worship and Classes


Sunday Worship: Sung Morning Prayer (March 29, 2020)

Click here for the Morning Prayer Bulletin (March 29, 2020)


Editing by Brent Erstad, Acting Director of Music

Photo Imagery by the Rev. Robert W. Fisher, Rector

Organ Postlude for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

Monday to Friday, 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.

In keeping with St. John’s tradition to have worship every weekday, we will meet via Zoom for a noonday prayer service from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m., led by both clergy and lay leaders. There will also be an opportunity during this service to share your intentions and petitions. (Limited to 100 people.)

Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m

The Latrobe Young Adult Fellowship at St. John’s Church is an active and engaged group of adults, primarily in their 20s and 30s. We invite you to join us for a service of Compline from the Book of Common Prayer followed by a discussion with the Rev. Will Morris on Faith in the Workplace and a “virtual happy hour.” Will has provided a brief essay (attached here) to read before the gathering.

We will meet online via Zoom on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. by clicking on the join button below. For more information, please contact Matthew Taylor.
Zoom Meeting ID: 789 383 576


Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

The Bible Study led by Jack Reiffer will meet via Zoom on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Send a message here for the link to participate.

Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

The youth will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays via Zoom. Please send a message here for the links to participate.

Sundays at 12:00 noon

The children’s program will take place at 12 noon on Sundays via Zoom. Please send a message here for the links to participate.

Thursday, April 2 at 6:45 p.m.

The Book Group led by Leila Taaffe will meet at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 via Zoom to discuss The Uninhabitable Earth: Life after Warming by David Wallace-Wells. Please send a message here for the links to participate.