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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Liturgy of the Longest Night

Special Service of Compline

Tuesday, December 22, 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This hopeful service of prayer seeks to make space for acknowledging the darkness we experience in our lives and our longing for light, especially as we approach a Christmas which may be marked by grief and loss.

Note: We are using the Zoom platform for this service. It is lovely for us all to be able to see the faces of one another and if you would feel more comfortable to have your camera off, you are most welcome to do so. Please know that you can pray with us as you are.

For more information, please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder.


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