WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

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.

History

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.

Mission

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

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Service Times

St. John's offers several opportunities on Sundays and during the workweek for you to join us during worship. All are welcome.

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.

Rector Transition

On October 17, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Luis León, rector of St. John's Church, announced his retirement in May 2018.
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Rector Transition

On October 17, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Luis León, rector of St. John’s Church, announced his retirement in May 2018.

Please visit this page for updates on the transition process.

The Rector Search Committee

Front row: Betsy Danello, Clark Ervin, Sara McGanity, Hilary West (Chair), Lisa Russo, Ralph Olson

Back row: Powell Hutton, Frank Klotz, Michelle Mangrum, Andrew Hunt

Not pictured: Krista Becker, Wendy Fibison

An Update From The Rector Search Committee – September 30, 2018

The Rector Search Committee is pleased to present to the congregation a summary of findings from our parish survey. You may access the report online via the church website or The Word newsletter; if you would like a paper copy, please contact Evangeline in the church office. Meanwhile, the committee continues to review materials from … Continue reading An Update From The Rector Search Committee – September 30, 2018

An Update From The Rector Search Committee – September 16, 2018

The Rector Search Committee received a number of applications during the application period, which officially closed on September 12. The group continues to review materials from candidates in order to progressively narrow the list for initial Skype interviews, site visits, and in-person interviews across the fall. The progress of the committee can be followed on … Continue reading An Update From The Rector Search Committee – September 16, 2018

An Update From The Rector Search Committee – August 12, 2018

Our profile and application instructions have been posted and will remain open through September 12. The committee has begun receiving materials from candidates and will be reviewing such items in order to progressively narrow the list for initial Skype interviews, site visits, and in-person interviews across the fall. The progress of the committee can be … Continue reading An Update From The Rector Search Committee – August 12, 2018

An Update From The Rector Search Committee – July 17, 2018

The parish survey is complete and a summary for distribution is being prepared. Our parish profile has been forwarded to the diocesan Office of Ministry Transition and has been posted on its website together with application instructions, where they will remain for a number of weeks to allow clergy to read them and, if interested, … Continue reading An Update From The Rector Search Committee – July 17, 2018

An Update from the Rector Search Committee – May 14, 2018

A survey that we hope every parishioner will complete is now live. The survey is also accessible in the Word, on the church website, and the link will be listed in the weekly bulletin. The survey will help to identify us as a parish - who we are and what we want in a new Rector, … Continue reading An Update from the Rector Search Committee – May 14, 2018

An Update from the Rector Search Committee – April 25, 2018

The Rector Search Committee has been hard at work since our first meeting on March 18. We now meet on a weekly basis. Our immediate focus in on finalizing a survey to help identify us as a parish - who we are and what we want. We plan to disseminate the survey to the parish in … Continue reading An Update from the Rector Search Committee – April 25, 2018

Welcome Our New Interim Rector

Dear Parishioners: I am delighted to advise you that at its April meeting, the Vestry voted unanimously to call the Rev. W. Bruce McPherson to be our Interim Rector and he has accepted that call. Bruce has been an ordained minister for more than two decades and has spent almost all of that time serving … Continue reading Welcome Our New Interim Rector

The Vestry’s Charge to the Rector Search Committee

The Vestry’s Charge to the Rector Search Committee St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square March 20, 2018 On Tuesday, March 20, by a unanimous vote, the Vestry adopted the following charge to the Rector Search Committee: I. Introduction The Rector Search Committee (Committee) is a committee of the Parish, appointed by the Vestry, and charged to … Continue reading The Vestry’s Charge to the Rector Search Committee

Update from Hilary West, chair of the Rector Search Committee

The Rector Search Committee held an organizational meeting on Sunday, March 18. On Tuesday, April 3, the Committee will meet with The Rev. Canon Paula Clark of the Diocese of Washington to discuss the search process and how the Diocese can support the Rector Search Committee as we are on the journey to find a … Continue reading Update from Hilary West, chair of the Rector Search Committee

Sunday Forum – Rector Transition and Search Process

January 21, 2018 The Rev. Canon Paula Clark, Canon for Clergy Development, Multicultural Ministries and Justice Transition Process Map

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