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

First Saturday in Lent 2019

In Psalm 86:11 the psalmist writes, “O Lord; I will walk in thy truth”. And each of us Christians wishes to walk in God’s truth.

One Sunday morning, Andy began his sermon by speaking two truths: God is, and I am not God. How difficult it often is to abandon a determined, self-assured point of view (my truth, our truth). How difficult it is to acknowledge that God’s truth IS and His truth will be revealed—not my point of view, not my truth, but God’s truth.

In times of uncertainty, when life, health, country (you name it) is turned upside down, when the old patterns no longer exist, when change is inevitable (as it always is), God IS! And with trust in Him, the way to “walk in” His “truth” will become evident. There will probably be struggle, suffering, or pain in moving from my, and our, truth to God’s truth. It may take time. But, to the seeker, God’s truth will show the way to walk. Pray for the awareness to follow.

Martha Ellison

Appointed readings for today: Isaiah 58: 9-14 Psalm 86: 1-11, Luke 5: 27-32