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 – March-June 4, 2017
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Parish Choir  (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 am)
March 5 March 5
Purcell, Thou knowest, Lord Morales, Kyrie
Tallis, If ye love me Purcell, Thou knowest, Lord
Tallis, If ye love me
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Parish Choir  (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 am)
March 12 March 12
Sowerby, I will lift up mine eyes Seiber, Kyrie
Chilcott, God so loved the world Sowerby, I will lift up mine eyes
Chilcott, God so loved the world
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Parish Choir  (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 am)
March 19 March 19
Hairston, Elijah Rock Vestry installation. No Kyrie
Lole, My spirit longs for thee Hairston, Elijah Rock
Lole, My spirit longs for thee
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Parish Choir  (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 am)
March 26 March 26
Greene, The Lord is my Shepherd Hassler, Kyrie (from “Missa super dixit Maria”)
Martin, A Gaelic blessing Thompson, The Best of Rooms
Martin, A Gaelic blessing
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Parish Choir  (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 am)
April 2 April 2
Roberts, Psalm 131 (premiere commission) Duruflé, Kyrie (from “Requiem”)
Hogan, Hear my prayer Roberts, Psalm 131 (premiere commission)
Hogan, Hear my prayer
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Parish Choir  (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 am)
April 9 (Palm Sunday) April 9 (Palm Sunday)
Roberts, Fanfare Hosanna Roberts, Fanfare Hosanna
Sumsion, There is a green hill far away Sumsion, There is a green hill far away
Christiansen, Wondrous love Christiansen, Wondrous love
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Parish Choir (7:00 pm) St. John’s Choir (noon)
April 13 (Maundy Thursday) April 13 (Maundy Thursday)
Candlyn, Thee we adore Candlyn, Thee we adore
de Severac, Tantum ergo de Severac, Tantum ergo
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St. John’s Choir (noon)
April 14 (Good Friday)
Rheinberger, Abendlied
Petrich, Ah, Holy Jesus
Nestor, Saw Ye My Savior?
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Parish Choir  (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 am)
April 16 (Easter) April 16 (Easter)
Pinkham, Alleluia, now is the hour of darkness past Pinkham, Alleluia, now is the hour of darkness past
Hancock, A Song to the Lamb Hancock, A Song to the Lamb
Hampton, A Repeating Alleluia Hampton, A Repeating Alleluia
Handel, Hallelujah (from “Messiah”) Handel, Hallelujah (from “Messiah”)
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Parish Choir  (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 am)
April 23 April 23
Ledger, This joyful Eastertide Ledger, This joyful Eastertide
Billings, Easter anthem Rutter, Open thou mine eyes
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SJ Choir quartet + St. Augustine University Choir (9:00 am) Combined Parish & St. John’s Choirs (11:00 am)
April 30 April 30
Guest choir repertoire to be determined Schmitt, South African Alleluia (women)
Roberts, Gloria (from “South African Mass”)
Schmitt/Bala, Bawo (men)
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Parish Choir  (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 am)
May 7 May 7
Handel, Worthy is the Lamb (from “Messiah”) Handel, Worthy is the Lamb (from “Messiah”)
Thomson, My Shepherd will supply my need Thomson, My Shepherd will supply my need
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Parish Choir  (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir  (11:00 am)
May 14 May 14 (Music Festival “Prayers from the Ark”)
Ireland, Greater love hath no man Davies, Noah’s Prayer
Stanford, Beati quorum via Ives, Grayston, Missa Brevis
Davies, Prayer of the dove
Ireland, Greater love hath no man
Davies, Prayer of the little bird
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St. John’s Choir  (9:00 am) Combined Parish & St. John’s Choirs (11:00 am)
May 21 May 21
Parry, I was glad Stanford, Psalm 150
Clausen, Set me as a seal Parry, I was glad
Clausen, Set me as a seal
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St. John’s Choir  (10:30 am)
May 28 (Ascension)
Vaughn Williams, Let all the world
Purcell, O God, the King of Glory
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St. John’s Choir  (10:30 am)
June 4 (Pentecost)
Hogan, Ev’ry time I feel the spirit
Carter, Holy Spirit, truth divine
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