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.

Rector Transition

On October 17, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Luis León, rector of St. John's Church, announced his retirement in May 2018.
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Upcoming Music

St. John’s Choirs –   November 30, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Parish Choir  (9am service) St. John’s Choir (11am service)
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Dec 3 – Advent I; Year ‘B’ begins Dec 3 – Advent I; Year ‘B’ begins
Prelude:  Karg-Elert, Von Himmel hoch Dena violin + Tory sop Prelude:  Karg-Elert, Von Himmel hoch
Mendelssohn, Sleeper’s Wake Palestrina/Hassler, Kyrie
Manz, E’en so Lord Jesus Quickly Come Bach, Wachet auf from Cantata #140
Fominaya, Veni Emanuel (premiere)
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Dec 10 (Advent II) Dec 10 (Advent II)
Prelude Solo: Handel, Every Valley Prelude Solo: Handel, Every Valley
Goudimel, Comfort, Comfort Rheinberger, Kyrie
Owens, He Shall Come Down like Rain Goudimel, Comfort, Comfort
Owens, He Shall Come Down like Rain
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Dec 17 (Advent III)  Mag; Rejoice; John Dec 17 (Lessons and Carols)
Prelude:  Carol of the Flowers Prelude:  Owens, Greensleeves for Oboe + Harp
Handel, And he shall purify from Messiah Wishart, A New Work is Come on Hand
Victoria, Ave Maria Paulus, The Holly and the Ivy
Chilcott, There’s a Rose in the Middle of Winte
Culloton, God’s Mother Be
Paulus, Wonder Tidings
Postlude: Wood, Forest Green for Oboe/Harp/Organ
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Dec 24 (Advent 4), 11am service with quartet from St. John’s Choir
Prelude: Handel, Rejoice
Davison, Kyrie/Trisagion
Wilhousky, Carol of the Bells
Campion, Never Weather Beaten Sail
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Dec 24 (Christmas Eve, 5pm Pageant) Dec 24 (Christmas Eve, 7:30pm and 11pm)
Near, Joyous Shepherds Mozart, Missa Brevis in F – Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Darlington, Jacob’s Ladder Near, Joyous Shepherds
Todd, The Christ-child Culloton, In dulci jubilo
Wilberg, Ding Dong, Merrily on High Wilberg, Ding Dong, Merrily on High
Culloton, In dulci jubilo Todd, The Christ-child
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Dec 25, 11am service with soloist from St. John’s Choir
Handel, Rejoice
Darke, In the Bleak Midwinter
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Dec 31, 9am service with St. John’s Choir Dec 31, 11am service with St. John’s Choir
Britten, New Year Carol Britten, New Year Carol
Parry, Welcome Yule Parry, Welcome Yule
Chesnakov, Salvation is Created Chesnakov, Salvation is Created
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Jan 7 (Epiphany Observed) Jan 7 (Epiphany Observed)
Mendelssohn, There Shall a Star Mendelssohn, There Shall a Star
Three Kings Procession Three Kings Procession
Cornelius, The Three Kings Gardner, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
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Jan 14 (Epiphany II) Jan 14 (Epiphany II)
Marshall, Little Innocent Lamb Hogan, This Little Light of Mine
Lauridson, O nata lux Lauridson, O nata lux
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Jan 21 (Epiphany III) Jan 21 (Epiphany III)
Bach, O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht Bach, O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht
WBR, This Little Light of Mine Marshall, Little Innocent Lamb
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Jan 28 (Epiphany IV) Jan 28 (Epiphany IV)
Rutter, Open Thou Mine Eyes  Rutter, Open Thou Mine Eyes 
Stanford, Beati quorum via Stanford, Beati quorum via
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Feb 4 (Epiphany V – Annual Meeting) Feb 4 (Epiphany V – Annual Meeting)
TBA Dove, Seek him that maketh the seven stars
Friedell, Come My Way Friedell, Come My Way
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Feb 11, 9am service with St. John’s Choir Feb 11 Jazz Music Festival with both choirs and Dan Dufford Ensemble
Opening Hymn: Siyahamba
Todd, Amazing Grace
Chilcott, Be Thou My Vision
Roberts/Haywood, Jazz Psalm
Chilcott, A Little Jazz Mass – Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Closing Hymn: Give Me Joy + congregation
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Feb 14 (Ash Wednesday noon service with octet from St. John’s Choir
Berger, Create in Me a Clean Heart
Roberts, For Where Your Treasure Is

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