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

Our prayers are requested for the special needs and concerns of this congregation, especially: 

Those sick or recovering:
From our parish: Jimmy Lowe, Bob Patchell, Betty van Iersel, and Brenda Wolter.

Friends and family of our parish: Yvonne Allen (Nikki Allen), Bonni Ashburn (Kaye Edwards), Jim Bailey (Mike Becraft), Rachael Buckley (Chrystal Martin), Judi Campbell (Brenda Wolter), 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), Elisabeth Fisher (Ellen Parke), Nancy Francisco (Ellen Parke), Allison Gardner (Elizabeth Gardner), Tyrone Gayle (Jessica Sanchez), Ted Hadley (Carolyn Becraft), Anne Harrington (Anne and Robert Harrington), Joe Heitzler (Mike Becraft), Rosemary Mariner (Carolyn Becraft), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Deborah Mason (Samuel Watson), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Hattie McDowell (Ellen Parke), 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), Elizabeth Soyster (Debby Hailey), Jim Tatosian (Pat Dalby), Henry and Sandy Welles (Donna Welles), and Peter Winkler (Betty van Iersel).

Those who are in the hospital:
From our parish: Max Hudgins and Gordon Richmond.

Friends and family of our parish: Robert Hohman (Wendy
Fibison), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Bob Kingsnorth (Joanne Hutton), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), Trace Phipps and Boyd Family (Wendy Fibison and Samuel Watson), Moon Sa (Richard Metzger), Conyers Thompson, Jr. (Joanne Hutton), Gene Venzke (Pamela Venzke), and Larry Watson (Catherine Outten Olivo).

Those who have died:
Friends and family of our parish: Montica Pes, who died October 9.

Those who were born:
From our parish: Matilda Byrd Luxardo Jeffries, who was born October 7.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: John Alison III, Jonathan Brightbill, Camden Fine, Ena Lopéz, Carly Lyerly, Walker Lyerly, Susan McDaid, Liz Schwartz, Isabelle Stamper, Dan Taylor, Susan Warren, David Wham, Cal Wilson, Sarah Yeomans, and Dalia Zabala.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Barbara and Russell Brown, Margaret and Clayton Depue, Martha and Richard Ellison, Aswathi Zachariah and Richard Greene, Daniel Honeycutt and Justin Parker, Kristine Ellison and Ted Skirbunt, Jan Merna and Brian Sojka, Scott Raspa and John Staples, Betsy Clark and Chandler Van Orman, and Leslie Blakey and Joe Wohlmuth.

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