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 & 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: Judy Campbell Bird, Nelda Johnson, Neil Wilson, Bob Patchell, Alfred Thesmar, Dace Vidins, and Jeff White.

Friends and family of our parish: Niels Beck (Michelle Mangrum), Rachael Buckley (Chrystal Martin), Tom Burkart (Pamela Venzke), Cay Buser (Carl Ward), Ana Carases and Jacobo Carases (Kaye Edwards), Clark (Clark Ervin), Brian Cohen (Jane Hague), Carl Edwards (Lauren Edwards), Harry Davis (Mary & Carl Raether), Karl Dornemann (Deb Dornemann), Bobby Doyle (Alex Pappas), Geri Lucas Haji (Judy McKevitt), Courtney Jordan Hillman (Erika Northcutt), Lucas Hunt (Matthew Taylor), Vera Hyncik (Holly Sukenik), Edwarda Johnson (Wande Johnson), Amy Lowenthal (Andrew Tomlinson), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Kevin Milstead (Andrew Tomlinson), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Zach Newton (Andrew Tomlinson), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Fred Parker (Gay and Bob Pasley), Grace Parnham (Karis and TJ Parnham), Ginger Parra (Leila Taaffe), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), Peabody, Mimi, Elizabeth Hutton and Rob Tinworth (Joanne Hutton), Gabriel Van Oyen (Carolyn Crouch).

Those who are in rehabilitative care:

From our parish: Max Hudgins and Marcella Odom.

Those who are in the hospital:

From our parish: Bobbie Falk.

Friends and family of our parish: Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Phyllis Lambert (Will Morris), Chase Madar (Rob Fisher), Peter Meister (Thom Sinclair), Gina Robinson (Matthew Taylor), and Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll).

Those who were born:

From our parish: Kristian Aleksander Robischon who was born March 13, 2020.

Those who died:

Friends and family of our parish: Bruce C. Adams who died March 14, 2020.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week:

Philip Anfinrud, Christine Arrasmith, Paul Barkett, Joanne Bauers, William Birdseye, Marion Blakey, Tad Blundon, Henry Chew, Ashley Coxe, Stephen Crochet, Anne Field, Kate Galm, John Gardner, Janet Helgert, John Kirchenbauer, Iona Lagera, Brandon Montgomery, Sang Yi, and Hannah Zeller.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week:

Bonnie and Charles Dewitt.

Those serving in the Armed Forces including those who are deployed, and for the Armed Forces Ministry of the Episcopal Church:

Friends and family of our parish who are deployed Peter T. Watson (Wendy Fibison).