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.

Pastoral Care & Prayer List

OUR PRAYERS are requested for the special needs and concerns of this congregation, especially:

For those who are sick or recovering:
From our parish:
Krista Becker, Teresa Huettner, Nelda Johnson, Bob Patchell, Gordon Richmond, Dace Vidins, Samuel Watson, and Susan Wild.
Friends and family of our parish: Bruce Anderson (Cay Buser), Niels Beck (Michelle Mangrum), Jeannie Boyd (Samuel Watson), Rachael Buckley (Chrystal Martin), John Frew Carter (Margo Arnold), Lane Carter, Kevin Chaney (Andrew Tomlinson), Laura Chaney (Andrew Tomlinson), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), William Frew Conderman (Margo Arnold), Sambar Datta (Ashley Culbertson), Harry Davis (Mary & Carl Raether), Karl Dornemann (Deb Dornemann), Bobby Doyle (Alex Pappas), Henry Farrington (Samuel Watson), Ted Fibison (Wendy Fibison), Chantay Griffin (GeeGee Bryant and Charley Griffin), Lucas Hunt (Matthew Taylor), Edwarda Johnson (Wande Johnson), John Linton (Cay Buser), Linda Linton (Cay Buser), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Jerry O’Hagan (Lance Jensen), Jonathan A.I. Olowu (Elizabeth Leach), Ginger Parra (Leila Taaffe), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Diane Sinclair (Pat Dalby), Henry and Sandy Welles (Donna Welles), Jim Wolter (Willy Wolter), and Kristen Wyckoff (Pat Dalby).

Those who are shut-in:
From our parish: Max Hudgins.

Those who are in the hospital:

From our parish: Jeff White.

Friends and family of our parish: Russ Capps (Virginia Bader), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), and Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll).

Those who were born:

Friends and family of our parish: Laurel Magdalene Sukenik who was born September 3.

Those who died:

Friends and family of our parish: Frederick T. Kraus who died August 29.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week:
Krista Becker, Liz Davis, Randy DeAngelis, Janice Edwards, Consuello Faunteroy, Leo Lex, Joan Moyer, Amber Neville, Emily Ornstein, and John Sukenik.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week:
Renate and John Alison, Julia Koster and Richard Doege, Justin Dean and Matthew Sipala, and Marta Cook and Cal Trepagnier.

Those serving in the Armed Forces including those who are
deployed, and for the Armed Forces Ministry of the
Episcopal Church:
Friends and family of our parish: Steve Helmer (Sara McGanity) and Peter T. Watson (Wendy Fibison).