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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Unity in Christ and in One Another

Psalm 30, 32 or 42, 43
Ezekiel 39:21-29
Phil. 4:10-20
John 17:20-26
“I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe through their word that they may all be one.”  John 17:20
I don’t know how many of you have ever been present at another parish on a Sunday when St. John’s is prayed for in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer. I was blessed with this experience years ago when worshiping at All Souls on a summer visit. A chill swept over me when I realized that 90+ churches and hundreds of strangers were holding my beloved parish in prayer. It drove home for me the importance of the solidarity of a faithful community whose prayerful demonstration of love and concern extended beyond our parish walls.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ intercessions extend beyond the disciples who are with him to include future disciples.  He also prays that they may all be one as Jesus and the Father are one.  This unity enables the world to believe that Jesus is indeed sent by God and that God loves us as He loves Jesus.
Lent reinforces this message that Jesus is sent by God, returns to God, and remains united with God. We too are united in Christ through the knowledge and love of God.  Through this mystical union, our bond to Christ is the bond to one another in the community of the faithful.  Out of this unity, God’s glory and grace shine through.
May God’s grace bind us together this Lenten season, as we love, serve and pray for one another in our witness to Christ in the world.

– Martha Jenkins

March 8 - Unity


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