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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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. | Holy Habits is a podcast from St. John's, Lafayette Square journeying through Lent. In these conversations, we explore the disciplines we need to live our faith here and now. This is an exploration into the shape of a life well-lived, that is, a life oriented to receiving the gift of belonging in God's life.

Speaker Series: The Man Who Ran Washington (The Life and Times of James Baker III)

  • Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and Susan B. Glasser, staff writer at The New Yorker.
  • 05/23/2021

Speaker Series: Reflections of a White House Correspondent

  • Karen Travers, senior member of the ABC News White House team
  • 05/16/2021

Speaker Series: The Function of Conservatives

  • George Will, Washington Post columnist.
  • 04/11/2021

Speaker Series: The Red Planet (The Search for Life on Mars)

  • Sarah Stewart Johnson, Associate Professor at Georgetown University.
  • 03/21/2021

Speaker Series: The Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Edward Watts, Chair and Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego.
  • 03/07/2021