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: Bobbie Falk, Kristie Hansen, Katherine Kyle, KayAnn Schoeneman, Ken Starling, Dace Vidins, and Tom Wade.

Friends and family of our parish: Yvonne Allen (Nikki Allen), Jim Bailey (Mike Becraft), Gianna Balerna (Judy McKevitt), Carrie Nelle Moye Bannerman (Joanne Hutton), 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), Allison Gardner (Elizabeth Gardner), Tyrone Gayle (Jessica Sanchez), Anne Harrington (Anne and Robert Harrington), Bob Kingsnorth (Joanne Hutton), Redmond McNeill (Livy More), Deborah Mason (Samuel Watson), Rosemary Mariner (Carolyn Becraft), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Richard Mazzur (Betty van Iersel), 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), Lisa Pell (Mike Becraft), Candi Forester-Smith (Michael Stratton), Sue Stubbs (Kaye Edwards), Jim Tatosian (Pat Dalby), Judith Thomas (Geegee Bryant), Henry and Sandy Welles (Donna Welles), Maya White, and Peter Winkler (Betty van Iersel).

Those in the hospital:

Friends and family of our parish: James Falk (Kathryn Falk), Robert Hohman (Wendy Fibison), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Rose Leach (Elizabeth Leach), Betty Mauldin (Susan Welch), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), Susie Pappas (Alex Pappas), Sandra Wall Tyndall (Michael J. Stratton), and Larry Watson (Catherine Outten Olivo).

Those celebrating a birthday this week: Sarah Agnew, Audrey Anikeeff, Sarah Banks, Gabrielle Beaumont, Joan Best, Nick Bode, Stephanie Bode, James Doty, Kristine Ellison, Page Evans, Ellie Garland, Eric Generous, Nicholas Jones, Brad Kosegarten, Henry Singer, Betty van Iersel, and Will Wilson.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Laura and René Doucet, Kelly and Matt Hallett, Katherine and Patrick Hanniford, Kristin Josey and John Ward, and Dalia Zabala and Larry LeCompte.