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.

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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.
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A Letter from the Senior Warden – 24 October 2017

October 24, 2017
Dear Parishioners,
As you all have learned, our Rector has announced his intention to retire next year, and his last Sunday with us will be May 20, 2018. Luis has been our steadfast leader for over 23 years – a constant and guiding presence. We will miss him and Lu dearly and look forward to celebrating them and their time with us in the months ahead.
As noted in Luis’s letter, Richard Metzger and I met with Bishop Budde on
October 18 to begin discussing next steps. On November 4, Rev. Canon Paula Clark of the Diocese of Washington will join a Vestry retreat as we begin the transition and search process.
As we enter into this time of transition, please know that Richard and I, as well as all Vestry members, stand ready to be of assistance to you in any way we can, particularly given that this will be only the second time in over 50 years that our parish will undertake the search for a new rector. We will, of course, keep you informed as the process moves forward, but want you to know that we are here as a resource now and in the months ahead. Your support and input during this time of change will be vital.
We give thanks to God for Luis and his leadership. It is with hearts full of gratitude that we will now begin to look towards the next chapter in the life of our parish.


Hilary West
Senior Warden


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