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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Sunday Sermons

St. John’s clergy invites you to download and listen to our weekly podcast sermons. New sermons are posted each Monday.

Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent

  • The Rev. Savannah Ponder
  • 29/11/2020

Sermon for Thanksgiving Day

  • The Rev. Robert W. Fisher
  • 26/11/2020

Sermon for Christ the King Sunday

  • The Rev. William Morris
  • 22/11/2020

Sermon for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

  • The Rev. Robert W. Fisher
  • 15/11/2020

Sermon for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

  • The Rev. Robert W. Fisher
  • 08/11/2020