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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Pathways Through Lent 2022

Friday in the Fifth Week of Lent

I have a practice of reading the Psalms with “Love” replacing God’s name (instead of the more traditional “Lord”, as if God’s some fussy earl). I find it remarkable to have familiar writing completely recast by changing one word to an alternative that’s no less appropriate. The excerpt from Jeremiah in the readings for today … Continue reading Friday in the Fifth Week of Lent