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: Carol Flanagan, Kristie Hansen, Katherine Kyle, and Jimmy Lowe.

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), Allison Gardner (Elizabeth Gardner), Tyrone Gayle (Jessica Sanchez), Ted Hadley (Carolyn Becraft), Anne Harrington (Anne and Robert Harrington), Bob Kingsnorth (Joanne Hutton), Redmond McNeill (Livy More), Deborah Mason (Samuel Watson), Rosemary Mariner (Carolyn Becraft), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), 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), Henry and Sandy Welles (Donna Welles), Maya White, and Peter Winkler (Betty van Iersel).

Those in the hospital:

Friends and family of our parish: Missy Cooley (Eric Peters), Robert Hohman (Wendy Fibison), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Betty Mauldin (Susan Welch), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), and Larry Watson (Catherine Outten Olivo).

Those celebrating a birthday this week: Peter Alison, Annette Anfinrud, Geoffrey Baker, John Davis, Walton Ehrich, Ben Harris, Maxwell Hayhurst, Tyler Hayhurst, Elizabeth Heil, Laura Herzog, Olivia Kehoe, Sherill Mason, Saunders McElroy, Eric Neff, Justin Parker, Nancy Pappas, Susan Petniunas, William Rasmussen, Sarah Reid, Elizabeth Rose, Thom Sinclair, Hilary Thesmar, Paul Van Nice, Sheryl Walter, Alis Wang, and Marc Warren.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Newman and Megan Evans and Mary Blanche and Kyle Hankey.

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