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.

Discussion with Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League

  • Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization
  • 23/08/2020

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

  • David W. Blight, Author and Professor of History, Yale University
  • 19/07/2020

The Restoration of the Dolley Madison House

  • Hank Handler, noted craftsman and master builder, co-founded Oak Grove Restoration Company.
  • 08/03/2020

President Carter: The White House Years

  • Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter.
  • 23/02/2020

The Jimmy Carter Presidency

  • Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor in Political Economy at Washington and Lee University
  • 16/02/2020

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and The Carter Presidency

  • Dr. Meredith Evans, Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
  • 09/02/2020

The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King. Jr.

  • David Garrow, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 19/01/2020

The International Spy Museum

  • Christopher Costa, Executive Director of the International Spy Museum
  • 12/01/2020

Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home

  • Richard Bell, scholar, writer, and associate professor at the University of Maryland
  • 05/01/2020

The White House Historical Association

  • Stewart McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association
  • 15/12/2019