WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

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.

History

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.

Mission

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.

Rector Transition

On October 17, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Luis León, rector of St. John's Church, announced his retirement in May 2018.
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St. John’s Church

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September 2018

Music Festival Service – Music from French Cathedrals

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Music from French Cathedrals including Louis Vierne’s Messe Solonnelle with the Parish and St. John’s Choirs

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October 2018

First Wednesday Concerts – The United States Army Chorus

October 3 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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First Wednesday Concerts Season Opener

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Fall Adult Inquirers’ Class

October 13 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
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If you would like to be baptized, confirmed, or received into membership in the Episcopal Church at St. John’s, join the 2018 Fall Adult Inquirers’ Class. Led by the Rev. Bruce McPherson and the Rev. Andy Olivo, the class (a two-day session) will meet on Saturdays, October 13 and October 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days. Anyone – newcomer or longtime parishioner -- interested in learning more about our Christian faith and life, the Episcopal tradition, and…

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Fall Adult Inquirers’ Class

October 20 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:45am

St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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If you would like to be baptized, confirmed, or received into membership in the Episcopal Church at St. John’s, join the 2018 Fall Adult Inquirers’ Class. Led by the Rev. Bruce McPherson and the Rev. Andy Olivo, the class (a two-day session) will meet on Saturdays, October 13 and October 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days. Anyone – newcomer or longtime parishioner -- interested in learning more about our Christian faith and life, the Episcopal tradition, and…

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Parlor Series Season Opener

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parlors of the Parish House, 1525 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Ars Nova Chamber Ensemble Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet

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November 2018

First Wednesday Concert – The Ars Nova Brass Quintet

November 7 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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With Michael Lodico, organ

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The Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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The Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony (“Pastoral”)

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December 2018

First Wednesday Concert – The Episcopal High School Chamber Choir

December 5 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Directed by Brent Erstad The Music of the Season

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Music Festival Services – Lessons & Carols

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Festival of Lessons & Carols sung by the St. John’s Choir

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Music Festival Service – Christmas Eve

December 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Christmas Eve Services with the Ars Nova String Quintet and the St. John’s Choir presenting Charpentier’s Messe de minuit

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Music Festival Service – Christmas Eve

December 24 @ 11:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Christmas Eve Services with the Ars Nova String Quintet and the St. John’s Choir presenting Charpentier’s Messe de minuit

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January 2019

First Wednesday Concert – Concert Organist Colin Lynch

January 9, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Associate Director of Music at Trinity Copley Square, Boston Music by French Composers This concert will be held on the second Wednesday of the month.

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Parlor Series – George, Don’t Do That!

January 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parlors of the Parish House, 1525 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Actress Catherine Flye portrays comedienne Joyce Grenfell with pianist Michael Lodico George...Don’t Do That! Through a host of familiar, funny and endearing characters, Catherine Flye celebrates the work of Joyce Grenfell in song and spoken word.

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February 2019

First Wednesday Concert – Baritone Bob McDonald’s Broadway Show

February 6, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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March 2019

Jazz Music Festival Service

March 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Jazz Music Festival Service with the Dan Dufford Jazz Ensemble and the Parish and St. John’s Choirs

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Parlor Series – Art Song

March 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parlors of the Parish House, 1525 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Soprano Tory Wood with pianist Joey Arkfeld Art Song

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Music Festival Service – Duruflé Requiem

March 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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The Ars Nova Chamber Ensemble and the St. John’s Choir present the Duruflé Requiem.

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April 2019

First Wednesday Concert – Music for Percussion and Organ

April 3, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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With percussionist Tom Maloy and organist Michael Lodico.

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The Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra

April 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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The Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra (program TBD)

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Music Festival Services – Easter Day

April 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Easter Services with Brass Quintet & Timpani

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Music Festival Services – Easter Day

April 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Easter Services with Brass Quintet & Timpani

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May 2019

First Wednesday Concert – Music for Trumpet and Organ

May 1, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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With trumpeter Chuck Seipp and organist Lisa Galoci. The premiere of Paul Leavitt’s Fanfare for Trumpet & Organ.

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Parlor Series Family Presentation

May 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parlors of the Parish House, 1525 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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The Beech Tree Puppets The Giant Turnip, celebrating the love of earth and community.

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Music Festival Service – Music from Royal Weddings

May 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Music from Royal Weddings sung by the St. John’s Choir including Grayston Ives’ Missa Brevis and works by Mathias, Mealor, and Rutter

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June 2019

First Wednesday Concert – The Air Force Strings with pianist Brent Erstad

June 5, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Gerald Finzi’s Ecologue and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

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July 2019

Music Festival Service – Independence Day

July 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
St. John’s Church, 1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Music for Independence Day with Fife & Drum

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