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

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.

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 new rector.

The Committee will meet again on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.  At the March 18 organizational meeting, the Committee agreed to meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Going forward, the Rector Search Committee will keep parishioners apprised of its activities here periodically.  Please stay tuned as we will be soon looking to engage parishioners to solicit thoughts and feedback as we look to assess where we have been, where we are, and where we would like to go as a parish in the future with a new rector. Your feedback and participation will be crucial.


 

The Vestry’s Charge to the Rector Search Committee

 


Letters to the Congregation

From Richard Metzger, Senior Warden (2018)

From Hilary West, Senior Warden (2017)

From our Rector, the Rev. Dr. Luis León

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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