WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

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.

History

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.

Mission

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.
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Upcoming Music

St. John’s Choirs – Advent 2016 through February 2017
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November 27 (Advent I) November 27 (Advent I)
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
Wood, O Thou the central orb Davidson, Kyrie from Mass
Billings, Dedham Wood, O Thou the central orb
Billings, Dedham
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December 4 (Advent II) December 4 (Advent II)
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
Handel, And the glory of the Lord from Messiah Hassler, Kyrie from Missa Secunda
Manz, E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come Handel, And the glory of the Lord from Messiah
Owens, He shall come down like rain
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December 11 (Advent III) December 11 (Advent III)
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
Goudimel, Comfort, comfort ye my people Ives, Grayston, Kyrie from Missa Brevis
Campion, Never weather-beaten sail Purcell, Rejoice in the Lord alway
Campion, Never weather-beaten sail
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December 18 (Advent IV) December 18 (Advent IV – Festival of Lessons and Carols)
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
Phillips, The Creator, the wisdom of God Britten, A Ceremony of Carols (arranged for SATB and Harp by Julius Harrison)
Brahms, The white dove Procession/Hodie, (Louisa Waycott, alto soloist)
Deo Gracias
Wolcum Yole!
There is no Rose
That yongë child (Barbara van Woerkom, alto soloist)
Balulalow (Tory Wood, soprano soloist)
As dew in Aprille
This little Babe
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December 24 (Christmas Eve) December 24 (Christmas Eve)
Parish Choir  (4:30pm prelude for 5pm Pageant St. John’s Choir (7pm prelude for 7:30pm service and 10:30pm prelude for 11pm service)
Neswick, Lo, how a Rose Schubert, Kyrie from Mass in C
Vaughan Williams, What sweeter music Vaughan Williams, What sweeter music
White, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Filsell, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Hurd, A stable lamp is lighted Hurd, A stable lamp is lighted
Reger, Maria Wiegenlied/Virgin’s slumber son Schubert, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Whitacre, Lux aurumque
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December 25 (Christmas Day)
Joan McFarland, soprano soloist
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January 1, 2017 January 1, 2017
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
Ledger, Sussex Carol Ledger, Sussex Carol
Darke, In the bleak midwinter Darke, In the bleak midwinter
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January 8 (Baptism) January 8 (Three Kings Procession)
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
Cornelius, The three kings Todd, Brightest and best
arr. Willcocks, King Jesus hath a garden Cornelius, The three kings
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January 15 January 15
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
Mendelssohn, I waited for the Lord Mendelssohn, I waited for the Lord
Lauridsen, O nata lux Lauridsen, O nata lux
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January 22 January 22
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
Stanford, Jubilate Deo in C Stanford, Jubilate Deo in C
Vas, Give us light w/handbell Vas, Give us light w/handbell
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January 29 January 29
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
arr. Proulx, The Beatitudes Phillips, The Beatitudes
Vaughan Williams, O Taste and See Messiaen, O sacrum convivium
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February 5 February 5
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
Elgar, Light of the world from Light of Life Elgar, Light of the world from Light of Life
Roberts, This little light of mine Roberts, This little light of mine
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February 12 February 12
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
Campbell, Sing we merrily Campbell, Sing we merrily
Chilcott, Be thou my vision Chilcott, Be thou my vision
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February 19 February 19
Parish Choir      (9:00 a.m.) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 a.m.)
Sampson, Come my way Whitacre, I thank you, Go
Attwood, Teach me, O Lord Attwood, Teach me, O Lord
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February 26 February 26 (Music Festival Service)
Full St. John’s Choir      (9:00 a.m.) Combined Parish and St. John’s Choirs  (11:00 a.m.)
Howells, My eyes for beauty pine Todd, Jazz Missa Brevis
Chilcott, The gift to be simple Todd, Brightest and best
Chilcott, The gift to be simple
Todd, Give me joy
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