WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

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.

History

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.

Mission

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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SPEAKER SERIES

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.

Speeches from the Candidates for Vestry: Sunday, January 29, 2023

  • 29/01/2023
  • 25:26

Candidates: Kate Benner, Janet Edmond, Sylvia Martin Estes, Dr. Fruzsina Harsanyi, Matthew Taylor, and Alfred Thesmar.

Beverly Gage, Professor of 20th-century American history at Yale

  • Beverly Gage
  • 22/01/2023
  • 46:26

Beverly Gage, Professor of 20th-century American history at Yale, talks about her newest book, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century. Gage is also author of The Day Wall Street Exploded, which examined the history of terrorism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She writes frequently for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker, among other publications.

Jill Dougherty, former CNN Moscow Bureau Chief and an expert on Russia

  • Jill Dougherty
  • 15/01/2023
  • 46:13

Jill Dougherty, former CNN Moscow Bureau Chief and an expert on Russia, will speak about the Russia-Ukraine war. Dougherty is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies; a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.; and a member of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute Advisory Council.

Nina Zannieri, Executive Director of the Paul Revere Memorial Association

  • Nina Zannieri
  • 11/12/2022
  • 38:05

In honor of this year’s 200th anniversary of the St. John’s bell cast at the Revere Foundry in Boston, Nina Zannieri, Executive Director of the Paul Revere Memorial Association, will join us. The association’s mission is to inspire a deeper appreciation for the relevance of American history by sharing the life, legacy, craftsmanship, and iconic home of artisan, businessman, patriot, and citizen Paul Revere. St. John’s own historian, Richard Grimmett, will provide a brief introduction to place St. John’s Revere bell in a local, historical context.

Jake Flack, Associate Director for Museum Education, Ford’s Theatre

  • Jake Flack
  • 04/12/2022
  • 43:38

Jake Flack, Associate Director for Museum Education, Ford’s Theatre, will talk about the history of the theater, Lincoln’s assassination, and the current programming at the theater.


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