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:

Those who are sick or recovering:
From our parish: Jennifer Agiesta, Andrea Charters, Teresa Huettner, Nelda Johnson, Bob Patchell, Dace Vidins, Jeff White, Susan Wild, and Karen Zachary.

Friends and family of our parish: Bruce Anderson (Cay Buser), Niels Beck (Michelle Mangrum), Rachael Buckley (Chrystal Martin), Lane Carter, Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), Carl Edwards (Lauren Edwards), Sambar Datta (Ashley Culbertson), Harry Davis (Mary & Carl Raether), Karl Dornemann (Deb Dornemann), Bobby Doyle (Alex Pappas), Ted Fibison (Wendy Fibison), Lucas Hunt (Matthew Taylor), Edwarda Johnson (Wande Johnson), Elliot Josey  and Henry Josey (Sara and Bill Josey), Linda Linton (Cay Buser), Amy Lowenthal (Andrew Tomlinson), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Geoff Megaree (Cay Buser), Kevin Milstead (Andrew Tomlinson), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Zach Newton (Andrew Tomlinson), 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), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), Gabriel Van Oyen (Carolyn Crouch), 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:
Friends and family of our parish: Courtney Jordan Hillman (Erika Northcutt), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), Gina Robinson (Matthew Taylor), Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll), and Matthew Wild (Susan Wild).
Those who are in the hospital:
Friends and family of our parish: Bill Kellermann who died January 9 and Lois Herrmann who died January 14.
Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Katie Adams Holder, Alex Brown, GeeGee Bryant, Matson Coxe, George Diliberto, Nancy Fletcher, Victoria Hahn, Hermann Helgert, Dudley Hoskins, Ann Hughes, Jack Kinsey, Nicholas Lewis, Paul Mandelson, Leila Nuzum, Ike Owunwanne, Robert Pahnke, Scott Raspa, Gini Rhodes, Dax Tejera, Susan Van Nice, Patrick Venzke, Benjamin Watson, Peter Watson, Tung-Lin Wu, and Catherine Zeller.
Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Audrey and Evan Corcoran.
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 who are deployed: Steve
Helmer (Sara McGanity) and Peter T. Watson (Wendy Fibison).