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.

Servicios en Español

Comunidad Latino en El Corazón del Distrito ¡Ven y celebra tu fe! Somos la congregación latina de St. John's Episcopal Church. Buscamos unirnos en oración y servicio a Dios para nuestro crecimiento espiritual y comunitario. Celebramos la Santa Eucaristía todos los domingos a las.

Pastoral Care & Prayer List

Those who are sick or recovering:

From our parish: Gwinneth Clarkson, Lyle Elder, Chet Grey, Joe Leonelli, Barney Malloy, Tiffany Manchester, Jim Mullins, Robert Pahnke, Bob Pasley, KayAnn Schoeneman, Bard Sullenger, Betty Van Iersel, and Samuel Wakely.

Friends and family of our parish: Yvonne Allen (Nikki Allen), Carol Balerna (Judy McKevitt), Joe Balerna (Judy McKevitt), Gianna Balerna (Judy McKevitt), John Frew Carter (Margo Arnold), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), Dona Coultice (Betty van Iersel), Sambar Datta (Ashley Culbertson), Marcia Delucchi (Chris Delucchi), Craig Edmonds (Ellen Parke), William Frew Conderman (Margo Arnold), Henry Farrington (Samuel Watson), Ted Fibison (Wendy Fibison), Brian Flanagan (Carol Cole Flanagan), Tyrone Gayle (Jessica Sanchez), Craig Harmon (Judy McKevitt), Frances Lea (Ellen Parke), Rosemary Mariner (Carolyn Becraft), James Millin (Cay Buser), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Jerry O’Hagan (Lance Jensen), Edward Rebok (Ellen Parke), Candi Forester-Smith (Michael Stratton), Jim Tatosian (Pat Dalby), Mark Van Note (Pat and Jim Czerwonky), Bruce Wallace (Gay Pasley), Maya White, Peter Winkler (Betty van Iersel) and Cheryl Wood (Betty van Iersel).

Those who are in the hospital:

From our parish: Philip Willauer.

Friends and family of our parish: Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Tracy Margelot (Barbara Van Woerkom), Deborah Mason (Samuel Watson), Betty Mauldin (Susan Welch), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), William Singer (Emily Lucio), and Sandra Wall Tyndall (Michael J. Stratton).

Those who have died:

Friends and family of our parish: James Buddendeck who died on July 26.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Doug Alspach, John Culver, Ellie Demarest, Will Doffermyre, Mona Dooley, Robert Dyer, Kathryn Falk, Jennifer Gardner, Jeanne Grimmett, Anne Harrington, Caroline Kenny, Andrée Leonelli, Rebecca Malinick, Judy McKevitt, Anderson Mehrkam, Johannes Mueller, Ervin Owens, Powe Rigby, Benjamin Russo, Susan Sierck, Allison Smith, Alexander Stover, and Graham Wallner.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Susan and Pete Carlson, Lily and Brad Kosegarten, Hilary and Noah Mehrkam, Rachael and Dan Taylor, Rachel Bright and Thomas Traxler, and Nkem and Uche Onwuamaegbu.

Those who are deployed:

Friends and family of our parish: CPT Kerry Fredrich (Bob and Tammi Hoback).