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

Thursday in the Fifth Week of Lent 2020

Our family read the story of Genesis 17: 1 – 8 together. We learned a lot of new words from this story!  We talked about how God made promises (covenant) to Abraham, which included that Abraham would have many children (offspring); that his children would have many (multitude) children (ancestors); and that some may even grow up to be Kings. Elizabeth (5) drew the above picture about the story, describing her picture as, “God and Abraham standing next to each other at the top and all of Abraham’s kids at the bottom. He had 3 daughters and 2 sons. The grownups (God and Abraham) are wearing shoes because grown ups wear shoes. The girls are bigger than the boys because I am bigger than my brother.”


The Martin Family, Ministries to Children, Youth, and Families


Appointed readings for today:

Genesis 17:1–8

Psalm 105:4–11

John 8:51–59