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 Choir Anthems – September-November 2017
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Parish Choir St. John’s Choir
Sept 10 (Proper 18A) – Baptism Sept 10 (Proper 18A) – Baptism
Handel, Day by Day (from Dettingen Te Deum) Handel, Day by Day (from Dettingen Te Deum)
Copland, At the River Busto, O sacrum convivium
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Sept 17 (Proper 19A) Sept 17 (Proper 19A)
Boyle, Thou, O God, art praised in Sion Boyle, Thou, O God, art praised in Sion
Hancock, The Chorister’s Prayer (Psallam) Hancock, The Chorister’s Prayer (Psallam)
Stanford, Psalm 150
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Sept 24 (Proper 20A) Sept 24 (Proper 20A)
Bairstow, Though I speak with the tongues of men Bairstow, Though I speak with the tongues of men
Grayston Ives, Listen, sweet dove Bielby, The Millennium Resolution
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Oct 1 (Proper 21A) Oct 1 (Proper 21A)
Craig Phillips, Surely it is God who saves us  Craig Phillips, Surely it is God who saves us 
Loosemore/Gibbons, O Lord Increase our Faith Kernis, Teach me thy way, O Lord
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Oct 8 (Proper 22A) Oct 8 (Proper 22A)
Kernis, Teach me thy way, O Lord Purcell, O God, thou art my God
Mosakowski, If ye love me Mosakowski, If ye love me
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Oct 15 (Proper 23A) Oct 15 (Festival Service)
Anon., Rejoice in the Lord always Bernstein, Simple Song (solo prelude)
Goodall, “Vicar of Dibley” Psalm 23 setting Bernstein, Chichester Psalms I (in place of Psalm)
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms II (Offertory)
Bernstein, Missa brevis, Sanctus/Benedictus only
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms III (Communion)
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Oct 22 (Proper 24A) Oct 22 (Proper 24A)
Aston, For I went with the multitude Hancock, Judge eternal
Hutto, Just as I am Hutto, Just as I am
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Oct 29 (Proper 25A) Oct 29 (Proper 25A)
Alice Parker, Hark I hear the harps eternal Alice Parker, Hark I hear the harps eternal
Parker Ramsay, Come to the feast Parker Ramsay, Come to the feast
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Nov 5 (All Saints observed/Proper 26A) Nov 5 (All Saints observed/Proper 26A)
Roberts, God Who Set the Spheres in Motion Roberts, God Who Set the Spheres in Motion
Byrd, Justorum animae Hancock, Deep river
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Nov 12 (Proper 27A) Nov 12 (Proper 27A)
Todd, Give me joy Purcell, Thy word is a lantern
Paulus, Hymn for America Paulus, Hymn for America
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Nov 19 (Proper 28A) Nov 19 (Proper 28A)
Calvin Hampton, We plow the fields Calvin Hampton, We plow the fields
Ireland, Jubilate deo Ireland, Jubilate deo
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Nov 23 (Thanksgiving Service, 10am) — Octet
Aston, For I went with the multitude
J. Willcocks, The Gift of Life
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Nov 26th (Christ the King) – SJ’s full choir only Nov 26th (Christ the King) – SJ’s full choir only
Bryan Kelly, Rejoice, the Lord (669) Bryan Kelly, Rejoice, the Lord (669)
Dawson, Ain’t-a that Good News Dawson, Ain’t-a that Good News

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