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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Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

There Is Always Room for Improvement
Speaking to a book club, a member asked, “What is the best lesson you learned from playing football?”
Well, that’s a tough question, but one answer is what I heard after every game or practice:
“Men, there’s plenty of room for improvement.”
So, when I’m asked why I observe Lent and why do I emphasize its four pillars—sacrifice, prayer, meditation and study, and service, I answer:
“There’s always room for improvement.”
Our ability to bring peace in the world and with our neighbors depends on our capacity to make peace with ourselves. During Lent we develop a routine that enables us to bring harmony out of conflict about our feelings, our perceptions, and our mental and spiritual state. There is nothing easy about a Lenten discipline, but it brings peace within, and it makes peace in our world and the whole world a real possibility.
Besides, even if you aren’t successful, “There was room for improvement.”

Webb Hubbell

Appointed readings for today:  Isaiah 49: 8-15, Psalm 145:8-19, John 5:19-29


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