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.


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.


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.

Upcoming Music

St. John’s Church Choir Anthems May 26 – September 1, 2019
SUMMER SCHEDULE – Single 10:30 AM service through September 1
Summer Choir rehearsal begins at 9:30 am in the nave.
May 26 (Full St. John’s Choir)
Ireland, Greater Love
Copland, At the River
June 2 (Full St. John’s Choir)
Parker/Shaw, My God is a Rock
Piccolo, O come and let us sing unto the Lord
June 9 (St. John’s Choir Octet with GenOUT Youth Chorus)
Hogan, Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit
Wilby, If ye love me
June 16 – First Summer Choir
Tchaikovsky, Hymn to the Trinity
Ives, Grayston,  Listen, sweet dove
June 23 (Summer Choir – New Rector Rev. Robert Fisher’s First Sunday)
Aston, Magnificat in F
Anon., Rejoice in the Lord alway
June 30 (Summer Choir through September 1)
Parry, Dear Lord and father
Bairstow, Jesu, the very thought of thee
July 7 (Fife and Drum Sunday)
Whilhousky, The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Chase/Berlin, Give me your tired, poor (with “God Bless America”)
July 14 – Summer Choir
Posten, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Bairstow, I sat down under his shadow
July 21 – Summer Choir
Batten, O sing joyfully
Van Ness, Patricia, The Heart is a Holy Place
July 28 – Rev. Andy Olivo Farewell
Parry, I was glad
Parker, Hark, I hear the harps eternal
August 4 – Summer Choir
Todd, Call to wisdom
Chilcott, Be thou my vision
August 11 – Summer Choir
Thomas, André, Keep your lamps
White, Steal Away
August 18 – Summer Choir
Hogan, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Andrews, A Mighty Wind
August 25 – Summer Choir
Hassler, Cantate Domino
Ogden, Christ has no body but yours
September 1 – Summer Choir
Stanford, Jubilate in C
Berger, The eyes of all wait upon Thee