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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Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.

Edward Watts

March 7

Edward Watts, Chair and Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He will speak on why Rome’s Republic fell and how it might have saved itself.

Karen Travers

March 14

Karen Travers, senior member of the ABC News White House team, having covered the Bush, Obama and Trump Administrations and now the Biden Administration. She serves on the board of the White House Correspondents’ Association.

 Registration link to come.

Sarah Johnson

March 21

Sarah Stewart Johnson, Associate Professor at Georgetown University. Her lab focuses on detecting biosignatures, or traces of life, and is involved with analyzing data from current spacecraft and devising new techniques for future missions. She has worked on NASA’s Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity Rovers. She is also a visiting scientist with the Planetary Environments Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She will speak on The Red Planet: The Search for Life on Mars.

Registration link to come.


April 11

April 11: George Will, Washington Post columnist. He covers politics and domestic and foreign affairs. He will speak on The Function of Conservatives: What they Exist to Conserve, and What Only They Can Do.

Registration link to come.