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, & Vestry

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

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.
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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: Eve Atkeson, Jill Dowell, Kay Gilley, Jeanne Grimmett, Susan Herrington, Nelda Johnson, Susan Lewis, Jimmy Lowe, Alex Morris, and John Whitmore.

Friends and family of our parish: Barbara Virginia Abalos Branes (Joanne Hutton), Mark Berends (Jack Reiffer), LaKeshia Bryant (GeeGee Bryant), John Davis (Kay Gilley), Wendy Addiss Dellar (Joanne Hutton), Sharon Diehl (Alex Stolar), Karl Dornemann (Deb Dornemann), Bobby Doyle (Alex Pappas), Reagan Eudy (Alfred Thesmar), Henry Farrington (Wendy J. Fibison), Jimmy Gallagher (Joanne Hutton), Frances Givhan (Gay and Bob Pasley), Linda Young Gsell (Rick Young), Nancy Guard (Kate Benner), Valerie Hart (Emily and Jason Ornstein), Courtney Jordan Hillman (Erika Northcutt), Vera Hyncik (Holly Sukenik), Willem Jewett (Preston Cherouny), Charles Jones (GeeGee Bryant), Chase Lasbury (Garrett Russo), David Maiden (Anne Harrington), Melanie Markiewicz and William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Kathryn McGraw (Mary and Carl Raether), William Scott Miller, Jr. (Johnathan Miller), Britt Neff (Julie Neff-Lippman), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Pereda “Pete” Paty (John Paty), Pearson Reynolds (Kerri Stelcen), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Scott (Marta Cook & Cal Trepagnier), Mark Sissman (Mead Sissman), Ann Tusa (Will Morris), and Marsha Walston (Robert Carroll).

Those who are in rehabilitative care:

From our parish: Marcella Odom.

Those who are in the hospital: 

Friends and family of our parish: Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker).

Those who are grieving: 

Friends and family of our parish: Peter Russell (Martha Ellison).

Those who died:

Especially the more than 5.1 million people in the world and the more than 773 thousand people in the United States who died from the current pandemic.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week:

Diane Bitsberger, Andrew Clarke, Carolyn Crouch, Luciana Curtin, Diana Duncan, John Firestone, Ursula Gunzel, Wesley Hillis, Liz Kosobucki, Chrystal Martin, Michael McGregor, Michele Mullins, Javier Obregon, Avo Reid, Edward Simmer, Mead Sissman, Holly Smith, Sofia Tejera, Philip Tierney, Ella-May U, and Pamela Venzke.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week:

Elizabeth and Gregory Mays.

For those on the front lines, especially:

Friends and family of our parish: Janie Abernethy (Elizabeth Lewis and David Abernethy), Sandra Brown (Becca Brown), Nathan Cobb (Livy and John More), Chris Gardner (Ann Gardner), Yee Houston (Quin Woodward Pu), Marta Kochanska (Livy and John More), Amanda and Blake Tidwell (Willy Wolter), and Bill and Stephanie Wolter (Willy Wolter).