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. | Holy Habits is a podcast from St. John's, Lafayette Square journeying through Advent, Christmas, and 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 – Being Seen and Known: Confession with the Rev. Martin L. Smith

  • The Rev. Martin Smith
  • 02/27/2021

Speaker Series – Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment and the Legacy of the Civil War.

  • Elizabeth Varon, American historian and Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia.
  • 02/21/2021

Speaker Series – The Avenger Takes His Place: Andrew Johnson and the 45 Days That Changed the Nation

  • Howard Means, Author of The Avenger Takes His Place: Andrew Johnson and the 45 Days That Changed the Nation.
  • 02/14/2021

Holy Habits Podcast – Thirst Quenched by Living Water: Fasting with Chanta Bhan

  • Chanta Bhan
  • 02/20/2021

Speaker Series – The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis

  • James Lewis, Kalamazoo College History Professor.
  • 01/24/2021