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.

Service Times

St. John's offers several opportunities on Sundays and during the workweek for you to join us during worship. All are welcome.

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.


The Adult Forum is an adult education program held from September through May, at 10 am on select Sundays. We hear from scholars, poets, and leaders in our world, and in the world of faith.

Rachel Carson’s Environmental Ethic

  • Robert Musil, President and CEO, Rachel Carson Council
  • 03/11/2019
  • 4147

Give Sorrow Words

  • Jane Clarke, Irish Poet
  • 27/10/2019
  • 40:11

Reflections from Embassy Row: A Discussion with the Ambassador of Singapore

  • Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States
  • 20/10/2019
  • 47:40

State of the City

  • Anthony Williams
  • 13/10/2019
  • 43:04

The New Supreme Court Term

  • Jeffrey Rosen
  • 06/10/2019
  • 44:52

The Folger and Shakespeare

  • Dr. Michael Witmore
  • 29/09/2019
  • 45:45

The Civil War and Reconstruction

  • Adam Rothman
  • 22/09/2019
  • 46:39

America’s First Ladies

  • Kate Andersen Brower
  • 15/09/2019
  • 44:17

A House Divided

  • Bill Kristol
  • 15/04/2018
  • 43:53

Adult Forum (Andrea Mitchell)

  • Andrea Mitchell
  • 11/03/2018
  • 32:06