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.

Holy Habits Podcast – God with us in the Chaos: Silence with the Rev. Yolanda Rolle, PhD.

  • The Rev. Yolanda Rolle, PhD. serves as the Episcopal/Anglican Chaplain to Howard University.
  • 04/03/2021

Holy Habits Podcast – Enriching Our Friendship with God: Iconography with the Rev. Dr. Sam Leite

  • The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Peres Leite is an Episcopal priest and icon writer.
  • 03/27/2021

Speaker Series – The Red Planet: The Search for Life on Mars

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

Holy Habits Podcast – Desire Sweeter than Honey: Studying the Bible with Dr. Stephen L. Cook

  • Dr. Stephen L. Cook is a Catherine N. McBurney Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature at Virginia Theological Seminary.
  • 03/20/2021

Speaker Series – Why Rome’s Republic Fell and How It Might Have Saved Itself

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