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, Rob Fisher, Susan Herrington, Katie and Paul Holder, Nelda Johnson, Susan Lewis, Jimmy Lowe, and John More.

Friends and family of our parish: Barbara Virginia Abalos Branes (Joanne Hutton), Barton Edwards Bruce (Kaye Edwards), LaKeshia Bryant (GeeGee Bryant), Wendy Addiss Dellar (Joanne Hutton), Karl Dornemann (Deb Dornemann), Bobby Doyle (Alex Pappas), Reagan Eudy (Alfred Thesmar), Jimmy Gallagher (Joanne Hutton), Frances Givhan (Gay and Bob Pasley), Elaine Gravatt (Margo Wiegenstein), Linda Young Gsell (Rick Young), Nancy and Neil Guard (Kate Benner), Valerie Hart (Emily and Jason Ornstein), Courtney Jordan Hillman (Erika Northcutt), Vera Hyncik (Holly Sukenik), Charles Jones (GeeGee Bryant), Tom Kiernan (Joanne Hutton), Chase Lasbury (Garrett Russo), 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), Wendy Paeth (Margo Wiegenstein), John Perry (Joanne Hutton), Pearson Reynolds (Kerri Stelcen), Susan Roberts (Kaye Edwards), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Scott (Marta Cook & Cal Trepagnier), Mark Sissman (Mead Sissman), and Ann Tusa (Will Morris).

Those who are in rehabilitative care:

From our parish: Jeanne Grimmett and Marcella Odom.

Friends and family of our parish: Pereda “Pete” Paty (John Paty).

Those who are in the hospital: 

Friends and family of our parish: Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Chase Lasbury (Garrett Russo), and Marsha Bonnet (Kerri Stelcen).

Those who died:

Especially the more than 4.6 million people in the world and the more than 670 thousand people in the United States who died from the current pandemic.

Friends and family of our parish: Ora Jackson who died September 11 and David Williams who died September 14.

Those who were born:

From our parish: James Andrew Azzarello who was born September 10.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week:

Sigrid Block, Nita Blundon, Robert Craft, René Doucet, Caroline Faris, Art Fisher, Sebastian Gonzalez, Will Green, Samuel Greene, Nick Hailey, Kristy Highsmith, Mason Jeffers, Elizabeth Johnston, Emily Kallaur, Christine Kennedy, Margot Kieve, Tiffany Manchester, Ivy Mason, Michael Mengel, Quin Woodward Pu, Denzel Ramirez, Lucy Smith, and Kate Walker.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week:

Leo Lex and Ryan Bishop, Anne and Cliff Elmore, Tammi and Bob Hoback, Elizabeth and Bayne Johnston, and Eleanor and Peter Odom.

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), and Marta Kochanska (Livy and John More).