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, Barbie Harper, Susan Herrington, Katie Holder, Nelda Johnson, Jimmy Lowe, Bob Patchell, Dace Vidins, and Jeff White.

Friends and family of our parish: Barbara Virginia Abalos Branes (Joanne Hutton), LaKeshia Bryant (GeeGee Bryant), Charity Charity (Will Morris), 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), Valerie Hart (Emily and Jason Ornstein), Courtney Jordan Hillman (Erika Northcutt), Vera Hyncik (Holly Sukenik), Martha Jenkins (Thom Sinclair), Tom Kiernan (Joanne Hutton), Melanie Markiewicz and William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Betty Mauldin (Susan Welch), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Kathryn McGraw (Mary and Carl Raether), William Scott Miller, Jr. (Johnathan Miller), Julia Morris (Will Morris), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Wendy Paeth (Margo Wiegenstein), John Perry (Joanne Hutton), Susan Roberts (Kaye Edwards), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), and Richard Van Horn (Kaye Edwards).

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 were born:

From our parish: Isaac Emrys Ornstein who was born June 12.

Those who are in the hospital: 

Friends and family of our parish: Anne Agnew (Sarah and Jeff Agnew) and Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker).

Those who are in hospice care:

Friends and family of our parish: Frances Bode (Matt Bode).

Those who died:

Especially the more than 3.7 million people in the world and the more than 600 thousand people in the United States who died from the current pandemic.

Friends and family of our parish: Henry Charles Holder who died June 10 and Jean Hailey who died June 12.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week:

Jack Bledsoe, Emily Bruemmer, Walker Crochet, Susan Dawson, Doug Estes, Louise Fisher, Peter Koch, James Martens, Jennifer McCann, Matthew McMurray, Obi Onwuamaegbu, John Paty, Lauren Raab, Will Rabbe, Mary Raether, Luca Russo, Beau Sanchez, Oliver Lehmann Weng, Miller Winecoff, and Katie Wright.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week:

Elizabeth and Chris Gardner, Nancy and Sandy Martin, Diane and Howard Melton, Livy and John More, Rachel and Matthew Oster, and David Begley and Luke Wallace.

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).

For those in the military who are deployed:

Friends and family of our parish: Donato Mercury (Denzel Ramirez).