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.

Two Events Remembering MLK

Two Events Remembering MLK

You are formally invited to join us on April 3, 2022, at 3:00 PM to mark 54 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Keynote Speaker will be Rev. Dexter Nutall, Pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church. New Bethel Baptist Church is the former church of Pastor Walter Fauntroy, who was a member of Dr. King’s inner circle. Rev. Dexter Nutall will be reflecting on Dr. King’s letter from Birmingham jail and the challenges that our churches and community face today.

Please register for the event using the Eventbrite link below:

Come Commemorate The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

If you have issues registering, you can access the event using the link below:


Monday, April 4, 6:30–8:00 p.m., online

Join the D.C. Black History Celebration Committee Monday, April 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in a virtual remembrance of Dr. King 54 years after his assassination.  Co-hosted by Sam Ford and Denise Rolark Barnes, excerpts from six of Dr. King’s speeches will be read, with music by recording artist Kelvin Paige and more. For more information visit dcblackhistory.org


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