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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Precious Moments

When I was a young woman, a classmate of mine died in a horrible car accident. During this season of Lent, I found myself thinking of this person and all of the dreams they left unfulfilled. Individual milestones, which most of us take for granted, will never be anything more than a series of unanswered questions for him.
I often give up tangible items like sweets or my favorite glutenous snacks for Lent. This year I have given up something that I think will help me most in the years to come.
Although many of my greatest aspirations have already been achieved, there are many day-to-day things that I often put off, believing that there will always be another chance to do it in the future.
Last night, I called someone that  I haven’ t been on the greatest of terms with for the past several years. I cannot begin to tell you how much weight has been lifted off of my shoulders with this small action. And that’s what I believe God wants for us. To make the most of the time we have in this life, by reaching out and connecting with others. Don’t wait. Make each precious moment count.



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