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

Please scroll down for the online worship and classes we offer.  


Morning Prayer for the Day of Pentecost (May 31, 2020)

Click here for the Day of Pentecost Bulletin (May 31, 2020)


Editing: Brent Erstad, Director of Music

Photo Imagery: The Rev. Robert W. Fisher, Rector

Postlude for the Day of Pentecost (May 31, 2020)

Sunday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m.

In this period of pandemic, nothing seems quite as it was, and much seems unsettling. To address the issues and concerns that some of you may have — and where God may be in this — we are offering a course to explore “theology in troubled times”, led by the Rev. Will Morris. We will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. Please contact the Rev. Will Morris for the links to participate or for more information.


Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The Sunday coffee hour this week will be hosted by Eleanor and Peter Odom. Join us on Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., for a Zoom coffee hour, to socialize, catch up, and talk about the service.  We look forward to seeing you Sunday. Send a message here for the link to participate.

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, June 4, 6:45 p.m.

The St. John’s Book group will meet on Thursday, June 4, at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom to discuss The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson. If you love to read, please join us for an evening of discussion and socializing.
For more information and for links to participate, contact Leila Taaffe.