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.

Rector Transition

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

Upcoming Music

St. John’s Choirs –
May 20 (Pentecost / Lu and Luis León Farewell – combined Parish Choir and St. John’s Choir)
Hutto, The Last Words of St. Alban (Prelude 1 – St. John’s Choir)
Clausen, A Jubilant Song (Prelude 2 – St. John’s Choir)
Roberts, Gloria from South African Mass (tutti)
Mozart – Laudate Dominum
Perla, Sanctus from Misa Cubana
Baker, Spirit (tutti + Justin Dean piano)
Dandridge, I Know I’ve Been Changed
May 27 (Trinity Sunday) 9:30 call, 10:30 service (St. John’s Choir)
Ireland, Greater Love
Tchaikovsky, Hymn to the Trinity
June 3 9:30 call, 10:30 service (St. John’s Choir)
Parry, I was glad
Rorem, Sing My Soul
June 10 9:30 call, 10:30 service
Genesis Youth Choir from Texas – w/St. John’s Choir Octet
June 17 9:30 call, 10:30 service
GenOUT Youth Choir w/St. John’s Choir Octet
June 24 Summer Choir begins, 9:30 am call, 10:30 service w/St. John’s Choir Octet
July 1 Fife & Drum Sunday w/full SJC + Summer Choir
Wilhousky, Battle Hymn of the Republic (with fife and drum)