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.
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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 mid-May. It will provide every parishioner an opportunity to give us written input on the search process. In addition to the survey, we plan to hold a series of focus groups, for the parish as a whole and for various parish ministries, to provide an opportunity for verbal, in-person input. Details on both opportunities will be provided in this space in the weeks to come. In the meantime, please pray that the Holy Spirit guides us all in the search for a new Rector.


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