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 – 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, submit their materials. The committee will then review such items and progressively narrow the list of candidates with the intention of holding initial Skype interviews, then making subsequent site visits and conducting in-person interviews across the fall. The progress of the committee can be followed on this site.  Please continue to pray that the Holy Spirit guides us during this very important part of the Rector search process.


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