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 – September 30, 2018

The Rector Search Committee is pleased to present to the congregation a summary of findings from our parish survey. You may access the report online via the church website or The Word newsletter; if you would like a paper copy, please contact Evangeline in the church office. Meanwhile, the committee continues to review materials from candidates in order to narrow the list for initial Skype interviews in October; site visits and in-person interviews will occur later in the fall. The progress of the committee can be followed on the Rector Transition page of our website. Please continue to pray that the Holy Spirit guides us throughout the Rector Search process.


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