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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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, and it will be accessible until Monday, June 4. Please submit your completed survey by that deadline. It is critically important that every parishioner complete the survey so that we may have the benefit of everyone’s views. (For those parishioners who need paper copies, they should contact Evangeline Gravina in the Parish Office at (202) 347-8766. Paper copies should be returned to her at 1525 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, likewise by the June 4 deadline.)

In addition to the survey, there will be opportunities to provide further, in-person input at either of two focus group sessions, both of which will be held in the church nave. The first will take place immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, June 10 (nursery hours have been extended for parents of young children). The second session will be at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 24. We expect each session will last an hour.
Thank you in advance for your input during this very important part of the Rector search process. Please continue to pray that the Holy Spirit guides us in the search for a new Rector.

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