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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The Speaker Series will be held on the following Sundays in the Togo West Parlor and online via Zoom from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  After the discussion, there will be opportunity for Q&A.  You only need to register if you are attending via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting

Ruth Marcus (3)

September 19

Ruth Marcus, Deputy editorial page editor at the Washington Post. She will speak on the political/public policy issues of the day.

Registration link to come.

Elizabeth Rule

October 3

Elizabeth Rule, Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, Washington, DC’s only university-based research center dedicated to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian issues. She is also a Professor at American University. She will speak on Native American History and Contemporary Indigenous Experience in DC and Beyond.

Registration link to come.

Rebecca Chand

October 24

Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand, Director of the Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She will speak on Religion and the Holocaust.

Registration link to come.