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: Gwinneth Clarkson, Lyle Elder, Bobbie Falk, Chet Grey, Christian Harris, Jesus López, Annie McCarthy, Tiffany Manchester, Bob Pasley, KayAnn Schoeneman, Betty Van Iersel, Dace Vidins, 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), William Frew Conderman (Margo Arnold), Dona Coultice (Betty van Iersel), Sambar Datta (Ashley Culbertson), Marcia Delucchi (Chris Delucchi), Don Dinnie (Ellen Parke), Henry Farrington (Samuel Watson), Ted Fibison (Wendy Fibison), Jimmy Gallagher (Joanne Hutton), Tyrone Gayle (Jessica Sanchez), Craig Harmon (Judy McKevitt), Jeremy King (Charles Schwartz), Michelle Kost (Andrew Tomlinson), 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), Jonathan A.I. Olowu (Elizabeth Leach), Candi Forester-Smith (Michael Stratton), Jim Tatosian (Pat Dalby), Mark Van Note (Pat and Jim Czerwonky), Bruce Wallace (Gay Pasley), Henry and Sandy Welles (Donna Welles), Maya White, and Peter Winkler (Betty van Iersel).

Those who are in the hospital:

Friends and family of our parish: Finn Blumenthal (TJ Parnham), Brody Cox (Jean Schepers), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), 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: Marlene Bayliss Conner, who died on October 16 and Barbara K. Schoeneman, who died on October 24.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Alison Adkins, Ashley Atwater, Kate Bedingfield, Julia Brandus, Daniel Danello, Richard Doege, Kaye Edwards, Vincent Gaziano, Hunter Guerin, Bo Harmon, David Hauge, Lara Kallaur, Judd Littleton, Howard Melton, Kelly Miller, Claire Montgomery, Robin Pennington, Humberto Roudales, Matilda Rossbach, Lily Venzke, Alexian Wines, and Eric Zavala.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Paul Barkett and Eric Peters and Diana and William Duncan.

Those who are deployed:

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