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, & Vestry

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

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.
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Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Psalm 118:1–2,14–24 Acts 10:34–43 or Isaiah 25:6–9 1 Corinthians 15:1–11 or Acts 10:34–43 John 20:1–18 or Mark 16:1–8
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
It often takes time, life experience, and the death of someone you know to squarely confront the often-uncomfortable question of what lies beyond this life. In many cases, we reach this point involuntarily. Some of us lose loved ones at young ages, while others of us are well into adulthood before death touches our lives in an intimate way.
The Easter promise of resurrection is at the core of Christianity. This fundamental belief requires faith. By having faith in this salvation, we see that Christ’s teaching transcends being a guide for moral living and becomes an opportunity for realizing eternal life.
Thank God our story as humans doesn’t end with death! Today we are reminded of the good news. Jesus’ resurrection adds another chapter to our book. The author of our salvation has not forsaken us. This good news should give every human hope, integrity, and purpose of life.
Christ teaches us that it is not our position to judge. Rather, it is our job to share the hope and love of Christ through our interactions with friends, enemies, and strangers alike. In the microcosm of our daily lives, we can bring dignity and hope to those around us. So, go forth into the world, rejoicing that today death is conquered. Go forth to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God!
–Sarah Tuke

(Click for a video from King’s College of “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”)


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