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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Thursday in the Fourth Week of Lent

Last Mother’s Day, my world began to change shape. After listening to a sermon about forgiveness—a message heard many times before—I felt the cracking of my shell.
I went home and called my mother, with whom I had had a difficult relationship since my parents’ divorce. Gloriously, we spent the next 75 minutes talking, crying, and catching up. I had tried previously to forgive her for the disruption in our family, but this time I didn’t have to try—forgiveness was water out of a spigot. Our relationship flourished.
In September, she told me she had been diagnosed with cancer; she had surgery and was embarking on chemotherapy. I was with her in October for her third treatment, and over New Year’s as we waited results of her tests.
There are several things for which I am very grateful: her scan was clear. But, more than anything, I am so thankful that the message of forgiveness finally reached me!

Heather Wilson

Appointed readings for today: Exodus 32:7-14, Psalm 106:6-7, 19-23, John 5:30-47


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