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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Jimmy Lowe, 1937-2022


Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 p.m.

Jimmy Lowe (1937–2022), a lifelong member of St. John’s Church, died peacefully at home on February 18. At St. John’s, Jimmy served on the vestry, graduated from Education for Ministry, and supported outreach programs. He was a member of the founding board of the Bishop Walker School for Boys, with which St. John’s is in partnership. 

A funeral service will be held at St. John’s on Tuesday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. ​Join us as we celebrate Jimmy’s life and commend him to God. Immediately following the service, Jimmy’s family invites all to join them at a reception at the Chevy Chase Club, located at 6100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland.


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