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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Tim Naftali on the Presidency of Ronald Reagan

Tim Naftali is director of the undergraduate public policy major and a Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service at New York University, and previously served as founding director of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. Naftali has published a number of books and articles on national security and intelligence policy, international history and presidential history. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, CNN.com, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, and Foreign Affairs, among other media outlets. He holds a B.A. from Yale and a Harvard Ph.D.


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