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.

Servicios en Español

Comunidad Latino en El Corazón del Distrito ¡Ven y celebra tu fe! Somos la congregación latina de St. John's Episcopal Church. Buscamos unirnos en oración y servicio a Dios para nuestro crecimiento espiritual y comunitario. Celebramos la Santa Eucaristía todos los domingos a las.

Pastoral Care and Prayer List

Those who are sick or recovering:

From our parish: Chet Grey, Bernard Malloy, Tiffany Manchester, Ed McLean, Jim Mullins, Victor Obregon, Bob Patchell, Betty Van Iersel, Ann Von Der Lippe, and Samuel Wakely.

Friends and family of our parish: Yvonne Allen (Nikki Allen), John Frew Carter (Margo Arnold), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), William Frew Conderman (Margo Arnold), Dona Coultice (Betty van Iersel), Holly Deland (Lu León), Henry Farrington (Samuel Watson), Tyrone Gayle (Jessica Sanchez), Craig Harmon (Judy McKevitt), Christy Long (Karen Zachary), Rosemary Mariner (Carolyn Becraft), James Millin (Cay Buser), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Jerry O’Hagan (Lance Jensen), Elizabeth Jane Pearson (Celia Thompson), Daniel Peterson (Gay Pasley), Edward Rebok (Ellen Parke), Candi Forester-Smith (Michael Stratton), Jim Tatosian (Pat Dalby), Mark Van Note (Pat and Jim Czerwonky), Bruce Wallace (Gay Pasley), Martha Warren (Kaye Edwards), Maya White, and Peter Winkler (Betty van Iersel).

Those who are in the hospital:

From our parish: Gordon Richmond.

Friends and family of our parish: Lloyd S. Charters, Jr. (Andrea Charters), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Mattie Pitts (Ashley Litzenberger), Chris Talford (Eric Peters), George Wilkins, Sr. (Geegee Bryant).

Those who are in hospice:

From our parish: Carter Patrick Kenny and Robert Pahnke.

Friends and family of our parish: Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Tracy Margelot (Barbara Van Woerkom), Betty Mauldin (Susan Welch), and Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen).

Those who have died:

Friends and family of our parish: Jean Nowlin who died on April 16.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Jeanne Arnold, Lucy Blundon, Barbara Burkhardt, Betsy Clark, Maggie Coppinger, Thea Crouch, May Faris, Keith Gardner, Carrie Garland, Mac Johnston, Cliftine Jones, James Kirchenbauer, Henrik Lehmann-Weng, Emily Lucio, Aidan Maher, Noah Mehrkam, Patrick Quinn, Patrick Sissman, Michael Stratton, Jan Thompson, Carey Verniel, and Erin Waddle.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Casey and Le Evans, Caroline and Stephen Faris, Jeanne and Richard Grimmett, and Katie and Hunter Guerin.