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.

Pastoral Care and 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, KayAnn Schoeneman, 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), Marcia Delucchi (Chris Delucchi), Craig Edmonds (Ellen Parke), William Frew Conderman (Margo Arnold), Henry Farrington (Samuel Watson), Ted and Liz Fibison (Wendy Fibison), Brian Flanagan (Carol Cole Flanagan), Tyrone Gayle (Jessica Sanchez), Craig Harmon (Judy McKevitt), Frances Lea (Ellen Parke), Christy Long (Karen Zachary), 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: Thomas Whiston who died on July 14, William B. Bagbey, Jr. who died on July 15, Vanessa Jones who died on July 17, and Scott Dimock who died on July 18.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Martha Blalock, Pete Carlson, Valerie Crotty, Margaret Depue, Stephen Faris, Jess Harris, Eleanor Hunt, Myles Jeffers, Lily Kosegarten, Allie Raether, Isabel Tierney, Vesper Wiedower, and Christina Wilson.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Anne and Robert Harrington and Amy Stulman and Alis Wang.

Those who are deployed:

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