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.

Join us Sunday, July 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., for a discussion led by Professor David Blight of his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Blight is a Professor of History and Director of the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He lectures in the US and around the world on the Civil War and Reconstruction, race relations, Douglass, and W.E.B. Du Bois, all of which are timely topics as the nation focuses on issues of racial justice. Following the discussion, there will be opportunity for Q&A.

 You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.


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