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.

Service Times

St. John's offers several opportunities on Sundays and during the workweek for you to join us during worship. All are welcome.

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.

Servicios en Español

Comunidad Latino en El Corazón del Distrito ¡Ven y celebra tu fe! Somos la congregación latina de St. John's Episcopal Church. Buscamos unirnos en oración y servicio a Dios para nuestro crecimiento espiritual y comunitario. Celebramos la Santa Eucaristía todos los domingos a las.

Upcoming Music


St. John’s Choirs – Summer 2017Rehearsal at 9:30 a.m.; Service at 10:30 a.m.
June 11
Mendelssohn, Above all praise
Tchaikovsky, Hymn to the Trinity
June 18
Batten, O sing joyfully
di Lasso, Jubilate Deo
June 25
Gardner, Fight the good fight
Billings, Is any afflicted
July 2
arr. Wilhousky, Battle hymn of the republic
arr. White, Steal away
July 9
Near, King of glory
Willan, Rise up, my love
July 16
Thomas, Keep your lamps
Berger, The eyes of all wait upon thee
July 23
Friedell, Draw us in the spirit’s tether
Franck, Panis angelicus
July 30
Duruflé, Ubi caritas
Duruflé, Notre père
August 6
Aston, For I went with the multitude
Poston, Jesus Christ the apple tree
August 13
Chesnokov, Salvation is created
Stravinsky, Pater noster
August 20
Amner, Come, let’s rejoice
Bruckner, Locus iste
August 27
Mendelssohn, Lift thine eyes (women only)
Wesley, Si iniquitatis (men only)
September 3
Hassler, Cantate domino
Chilcott, God so loved the world