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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Pastoral Care & Prayer List

Our prayers are requested for the special needs and concerns of this congregation, especially: 

Those who are sick or recovering:
From our parish: Ann Gardner, Teresa Huettner, Bob Patchell, Gordon Richmond, and Samuel Watson.

Friends and family of our parish: Bonni Ashburn (Kaye Edwards), Jim Bailey (Mike Becraft), Mark Bewsher (Powell Hutton), Rachael Buckley (Chrystal Martin), John Frew Carter (Margo Arnold), Lane Carter, Ellen Cromwell-Cecrle (Carolyn Becraft), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), William Frew Conderman (Margo Arnold), Sambar Datta (Ashley Culbertson), Bobby Doyle (Alex Pappas), Henry Farrington (Samuel Watson), Ted Fibison (Wendy Fibison), Kate Fisher (Katherine Kehoe), Allison Gardner (Elizabeth Gardner), Antonina Gawel (Margaux Polanski), Joe Heitzler (Mike Becraft), Lucas Hunt (Matthew Taylor), Lucien Johnson, Jr. (Wande Johnson), Jan Lindsay (Catherine Olivo), 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), Lisa Pell (Mike Becraft), Sanaullah (Gay Pasley), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Diane Sinclair (Pat Dalby), Elizabeth Soyster (Debby Hailey), Jacob Stein (Samuel Watson), Henry and Sandy Welles (Donna Welles), John Wilson (Neil Wilson), Sonya Wilson (Neil Wilson), Jim Wolter (Willy Wolter), and Kristen Wyckoff (Pat Dalby).

Those who are in the hospital:
From our parish: Max Hudgins and Dace Vidins.

Friends and family of our parish: Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Lucien Johnson (Wande Johnson), Shirletta Lewis (GeeGee Bryant), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), Conyers Thompson, Jr. (Joanne Hutton), and Larry Watson (Catherine Outten Olivo).

Those who have died:
Friends and family of our parish: Yvonne Allen, who died
February 22.

Those who were born:
From our parish: Charlotte Anne Rhodes, who was born on
February 23.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Laurie Adams, Craig Burkhardt, Thomas Cellucci, Conor Daugherty, Christian Davis, William Davis, Perry Doffermyre, Fruzsina Harsanyi, Jessica Johnson, Chris Jones, Liz Mays, Elizabeth McCormack, Richard McCormack, Nicholas Merna, Peter Metzger, Ashley Meyer, John More, John Noonan, Lydia Olson, Virginia Pasley, Robin Schwartz, Alfred Thesmar, Jennifer Urquhart, and Karen Zachary.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week:
Adrienne and Matt Gaziano.

Those who are deployed:
Friends and family of our parish: Mary Formanek (Annie Formanek).


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