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.

Speaker Series: The “Real” Story of Thanksgiving

  • David Silverman, Professor at The George Washington University
  • 11/21/2021

Speaker Series: History of Washington Interfaith Network and St. John’s Long Involvement

  • Amy Vruno and Sidra Siddiqui, organizers for the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), and John More, St. John's parishioner.
  • 11/14/2021

Speaker Series: Religion and the Holocaust

  • Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand, Director of the Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • 10/24/2021

Speaker Series: Investing in the Education of African American Boys

  • Michael Molina, Head of School of the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys
  • 10/17/2021

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