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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The Saints of God

Psalm 91:9-14 Sirach 38:1-8 Acts 5:12-16 Luke 8:40-56
There are those who are called to a life of service and follow that call throughout their lives. In Lent, we remember them—physicians, nurses, healers, and ministers of all kinds who serve others at great sacrifice to themselves. They are saints of God.
My father was one. In 1966, when he was a 30-year-old vicar of a small Episcopal parish in rural Ohio, he decided to join the Army. It took tremendous courage to uproot his comfortable life and travel across the globe to minister to soldiers in an unpopular war. (I hope I have inherited even half of that courage.)
Saints like him are at work right now in communities throughout the world. You can meet them in underserved communities, in war-torn communities, in well heeled communities. They are healing the physical and emotional wounds of God’s children. They are tending to the sick, giving rest to the weary, soothing the suffering, and comforting the afflicted. They are God’s hands on earth, whether they are aware of it or not.
This Lent, as we pray for physicians, nurses, healers, and ministers of all sorts, let us remember the sacrifices they have made and the selfless work they are called to do.

–Thom Sinclair

Photo: Jesus heals the sick | Tewkesbury Abbey
Photo: Jesus heals the sick | Tewkesbury Abbey


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