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: Kristie Hansen, Teresa Huettner, Nelda Johnson, Caitlin McHale, Bob Patchell, Gordon Richmond, Dace Vidins, Jeff White, 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), Eric Laing (Betty van Iersel), 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), B.J. Rivers (Betty van Iersel), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Diane Sinclair (Pat Dalby), Henry and Sandy Welles (Donna Welles), Wendy Wardwell (Pat and Jim Czerwonky), 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: Betty van Iersel and Samuel Watson.
Friends and family of our parish: Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Anthony Lewis Jr. (GeeGee Bryant), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), and Matthew Wild (Susan Wild).
Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Larry Bradley, Julia Brandus, Daniel Danello, Anita Diliberto, Wynne Doffermyre, Clara Hallett, Susan Jess, Grant Kraus, Claire Montgomery, Susan Morefield, Catie Warren, Alexian Wines, Hunter Yeomans, and Jessica Zavala.
Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Krista and Larry Bradley, Kristin and John Highsmith, Chrystal and John Martin, and Desirée and Alex Stolar.
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).