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, & 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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Dr. Vivek Murthy, United States Surgeon General on Sunday, September 17, 2023

Dr. Vivek Murthy, United States Surgeon General, will speak on the topic “Our National Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation.” As Surgeon General, Dr. Murthy has put a special focus on the dramatic increase in loneliness experienced by the population at large and the resulting impact it is having on health and well-being. Come learn ways that we all can be part of the solution.


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