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.

Rector Transition

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

Pastoral Care & Prayer List

Those who are sick or recovering:

From our parish: Jimmy Lowe, Judy McKevitt, Bob Patchell, and Betty van Iersel.

Friends and family of our parish: Yvonne Allen (Nikki Allen), Bonni Ashburn (Kaye Edwards), Jim Bailey (Mike Becraft), Gianna Balerna (Judy McKevitt), Carrie Nelle Moye Bannerman (Joanne 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), Dona Coultice (Betty van Iersel), Sambar Datta (Ashley Culbertson), Henry Farrington (Samuel Watson), Ted Fibison (Wendy Fibison), Elisabeth Fisher (Ellen Parke), Allison Gardner (Elizabeth Gardner), Tyrone Gayle (Jessica Sanchez), Ted Hadley (Carolyn Becraft), Anne Harrington (Anne and Robert Harrington), Bob Kingsnorth (Joanne Hutton), Rosemary Mariner (Carolyn Becraft), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Deborah Mason (Samuel Watson), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Hattie McDowell (Ellen Parke), Redmond McNeill (Livy More), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Luther and Dorothy Nixon (Samuel Watson), Jerry O’Hagan (Lance Jensen), Jonathan A.I. Olowu (Elizabeth Leach), Susie Pappas (Alex Pappas), Lisa Pell (Mike Becraft), Montica Pes (Thom Sinclair), Drew Sinclair (Thom Sinclair), Jim Tatosian (Pat Dalby), Conyers Thompson, Jr. (Joanne Hutton), Henry and Sandy Welles (Donna Welles), Maya White, and Peter Winkler (Betty van Iersel).

Those in the hospital:

From our parish: Max Hudgins.

Friends and family of our parish: Robert Hohman (Wendy Fibison), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), and Larry Watson (Catherine Outten Olivo).

Those celebrating a birthday this week: Bill Bode, Rachel Bright, Stephen Faris, Adrienne Gaziano, John Peters Irelan, Frank Klotz, Barney Malloy, Justin McCormack, Sarah Platts, Emily Price, Carl Raether, Jr., Nancy Roe, Zain Sadqi, Henry Schwartz, Harry Simonds, William Stolar, Anna Taylor, William Taylor, Cal Trepagnier, Susan Volgenau, Alexander Lehmann Weng, Sebastian Lehmann Weng, and Tory Wood.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Renate and John Alison, Janice Berry and Timothy Edwards, and Susan and Tim Heil.

Those who are deployed:
Friends and family of our parish: Brian Anderson (Ellen Parke).