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 Church Anthems Fall Quarter 2018
Parish Choir (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir (11:00 am)
October 7 October 7
Wesley, The Lord Hath been Mindful Wesley, The Lord Hath been Mindful
Ponniah, God be in my head Ponniah, God be in my head
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October 14 October 14
Larson, Lloyd, I want Jesus to walk with me Larson, Lloyd, I want Jesus to walk with me
Bruckner, Locus iste Mealor, Locus iste
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October 21 October 21
Tipton, Be thou my vision Whitacre, hope, faith, love, life
Roberts, Bill, O taste and see Roberts, Bill, O taste and see
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October 28 October 28
Rutter, For the beauty of the earth + flute Rutter, For the beauty of the earth + flute
Finzi, My spirit sang all day Finzi, My spirit sang all day
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November 4 (All Saint’s Sunday) November 4 (All Saint’s Sunday)
Locklair, Remembrance + trumpet Locklair, Remembrance + trumpet
Bairstow, Let all mortal flesh keep silence Bairstow, Let all mortal flesh keep silence
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November 11 November 11
Harris, Holy is the true light Aston, So they gave their bodies
Daley, In Remembrance Harris, Holy is the true light
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November 18 – Bishop’s Visit November 18 – Bishop’s Visit
Bach, Motet: Lobet den Herrn + cello  Bach, Motet: Lobet den Herrn + cello 
Calvin Hampton, We plow the fields Calvin Hampton, We plow the fields
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November 22 – Thanksgiving Service
Single 10am service w/Octet from the St. John’s Choir
Stanford, Jubilate in B-flat
Strutt, In our day of Thanksgiving
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November 25 – Full St. John’s Choir at both services November 25 – Full St. John’s Choir at both services
Piccolo, O come and let us sing unto the Lord Piccolo, O come and let us sing unto the Lord
Ešenvalds, This is my father’s world Ešenvalds, This is my father’s world
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