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 – Summer 2018
Rehearsal at 9:30 a.m.; Service at 10:30 a.m.
June 24
Hogan, Every time I feel the spirit
Baker, The storm is passing over
July 1
Wilhousky, The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Thompson, The God who gave us life
July 8
Hoh, Blest Zion, I Love Thee
Seigfried, Peace / Love is Little
July 15
White, Steal away           
Victoria, Jesu, dulcis memoria, (Gregorian Chant introit) 
July 22
Batten, O sing joyfully
Thomson, My shepherd will supply my need
July 29
Bevan, There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (New Oxford White)
Bairstow, I sat down under his shadow
August 5
Berger, The eyes of all
Saternen, Let us break bread (Oxford Spirituals Book)
August 12
Ralph Vaughan Williams, O Taste and See
Elgar, Ave Verum
August 19
Aston, For I went with the multitude
Poston, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
August 26
Near, King of Glory
Tallis, O Sacrum Convivium
September 2
Ireland, Jubilate
Chilcott, The gift to be simple