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 – March 1, 2019

The Rector Search Committee has presented to the Vestry three finalists for their ultimate determination. This concludes an eleven-month committee endeavor, which included conducting and analyzing a parish survey; hosting focus groups; developing a parish profile; receiving and reviewing nearly 40 applications; hosting 15 video interviews; making nine site visits; and hosting five semi-finalists in Washington.

Thank you for keeping the Search Committee in your prayers across these many months. Please continue to pray that the Holy Spirit guides St. John’s through this final phase of the Rector Search process.

The Rector Search Committee
Hilary West (Chair), Krista Becker, Betsy Danello, Clark Ervin, Wendy Fibison, Andrew Hunt, Powell Hutton, Frank Klotz, Michelle Mangrum, Sara McGanity, Ralph Olson, Lisa Russo


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