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.
Pathways Through Lent

Good Friday 2018

Faith. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something. When I received a cancer diagnosis on my 40th birthday—July 11, 2017—my faith in God convinced me that my cancer would be a blessing. I was shocked. I had no family history. I knew I had a challenging road ahead of me, but I also knew God was alongside me for the journey. I decided I would be the happy warrior. I wanted my son to see my strength and to keep his life as normal as possible. Every day became much more meaningful.

Now, seven months later, I’ve completed 12 rounds of chemotherapy, multiple surgeries, CT scans, and countless lab tests. I’ve also enjoyed many experiences with my family, friends, and colleagues. From Christmas caroling to bowling to art exhibits to movies to business meetings to laughing fits and beyond, I remember every second of the past seven months with faithfulness.

On January 26, 2018, my oncologist called to tell me that my scans were clear and I was cancer free. I still have a road to recovery and must get tested every few months to ensure the cancer hasn’t spread or returned, but my cancer has been a blessing, indeed. My love for my family further intensified. My marriage became even sweeter. My friendships grew stronger. My appreciation for my health was restored. God blessed me with life on July 11, and he used cancer to remind me how sweet life is on that same day 40 years later.

KayAnn Schoeneman

Appointed readings for today: Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Psalm 22, John 18:1-19:42