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: Lyle Elder, Bobbie Falk, Chet Grey, KayAnn Schoeneman, Ken Starling, and Dace Vidins.

Friends and family of our parish: Yvonne Allen (Nikki Allen), Gianna Balerna (Judy McKevitt), Carrie Nelle Moye Bannerman (Joanne Hutton), Ed Bruce (Kaye Edwards), John Frew Carter (Margo Arnold), Lane Carter, Dustin Charles (Andrew Tomlinson), Ellen Cromwell-Cecrle (Carolyn Becraft), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), William Frew Conderman (Margo Arnold), Dona Coultice (Betty van Iersel), Janice Crispell (Kaye Edwards), Brody Cox (Jean Schepers), Sambar Datta (Ashley Culbertson), Marcia Delucchi (Chris Delucchi), Henry Farrington (Samuel Watson), Ted Fibison (Wendy Fibison), Jimmy Gallagher (Joanne Hutton), Allison Gardner (Elizabeth Gardner), Tyrone Gayle (Jessica Sanchez), Tom Grinnan (Bob and Gay Pasley), Bob Kingsnorth (Joanne Hutton), Michelle Kost (Andrew Tomlinson), Frances Lea (Ellen Parke), 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), Jerry O’Hagan (Lance Jensen), Jonathan A.I. Olowu (Elizabeth Leach), Candi Forester-Smith (Michael Stratton), Jim Tatosian (Pat Dalby), Annemie Van der Ven (Joanne Hutton), Mark Van Note (Pat and Jim Czerwonky), Henry and Sandy Welles (Donna Welles), Maya White, and Peter Winkler (Betty van Iersel).

Those who are in the hospital:

Friends and family of our parish: Elisabeth Booth (Ellen Parke), James Falk (Kathryn Falk), Harry Glasgow (Joanne Hutton), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Betty Mauldin (Susan Welch), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), William Singer (Emily Lucio), and Sandra Wall Tyndall (Michael J. Stratton).

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Geegee Bryant, George Diliberto, Lizzie Ehrich, Nancy Fletcher, Spencer Galm, Kenner Gutterman, Bill Hague, Hannah Hahn, Jack Herzog, Ann Hughes, Gabriela Koch, Nicholas Lewis, Julie Neff-Lippmann, Paul Mandelson, Jessica Howard-Martens, Bob Pasley, Raymond Petniunas, Margaux Polanski, Natalie Popovic, Daniel Rasmussen, Ellen Spencer, Ken Starling, Susan Van Nice, Chandler Van Orman, Willy Wolter, and Tung-Lin Wu.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Missy and Michael Grealy and Emily and John Lucio.

Those who are deployed:

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