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

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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The Speaker Series is an adult education program held on select Sundays. We hear from scholars, poets, and leaders in our world, and in the world of faith.

Creating Sanctuary in a Moment: the Daily Office and Lectio Divina with the Rev. Rob Fisher

  • The Rev. Robert W. Fisher
  • 01/12/2020

The Concept of American Citizenship

  • Eric Liu, co-founder and CEO of Citizen University.
  • 22/11/2020

Barriers to Acceptance and Action on Climate Change

  • Katharine Hayhoe, an eminent atmospheric scientist.
  • 15/11/2020

The Windsors: A Chat about the British Royal Family

  • Victoria Arbiter, CNN Royal Commentator.
  • 01/11/2020

The Riches of This Land: The Untold, True Story of America’s Middle Class

  • Jim Tankersley, economic and tax policy reporter for the New York Times.
  • 04/10/2020