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 Choir Anthems December 2, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Parish Choir (9:00 am) St. John’s Choir (11:00 am)
December 2 – Advent I; Year ‘C’ begins December 2 – Advent I; Year ‘C’ begins
Handel, O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings Handel, O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings
Manz, E’en so Lord JesusQuickly Come Manz, E’en so Lord Jesus Quickly Come
Bell, Before the world began Bell, Before the world began
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December 9 – Advent II December 9 – Advent II
Prelude: Handel, Thus Saith the Lord Prelude: Handel, Thus Saith the Lord
Davidson, All earth is waiting (SJMP) + flute Davidson, All earth is waiting (SJMP) + flute
Mendelssohn, How lovely are the messengers Mendelssohn, How lovely are the messengers
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December 16 – Advent III December 16 – Advent III
Handel, Ev’ry Valley Cooman, Carson, Adam lay ybounden
Belafonte, Turn the World Around + percussion Shadle, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Goudimel, Comfort, comfort ye my people Antin, The Annunciation
Cleobury, Joys Seven
Parry, Three Angels
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December 23 – Advent IV December 23 – Advent IV
Prelude: Mozart, Et incarnatus est Prelude: Mozart, Et incarnatus est
Rachmaninoff, BogorodītseDēvo Rachmaninoff, BogorodītseDēvo
Parsons, Ave Maria Parsons, Ave Maria
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December 24 (Christmas Eve 4pm w/2:45pm call; prelude 3.30pm)   Dec 24 (Christmas Eve prelude 7 pm || 11 pm service w/prelude 10:30 pm)
Flecha el Viejo, Ríu, Ríu, Chíu (Prelude) The Ars Nova Chamber Ensemble
Three Composers, Lo how a rose (Prelude) Charpentier, Messe de Minuit
Darke, In the bleak midwinter (Prelude) Charpentier, Kyrie (Prelude)
Sweelinck, Hodie Christus natus est Flecha el Viejo, Ríu, Ríu, Chíu (Prelude)
Rutter, Candlelight Carol Three Composers, Lo how a rose (Prelude)
Charpentier, Gloria
Sweelinck, Hodie Christus natus est (Offertory)
Charpentier, Sanctus/Benedictus
Charpentier, Agnus Dei
Rutter, Candlelight Carol (Communion)
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December 25 (Christmas Day) 11 am – soloist
Walters, I saw three ships
Darke, In the Bleak Midwinter
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December 30 (Full SJC 9 am & 11 am) December 30 (Full SJC 9 am & 11 am)
Britten, New Year Carol (Prelude) Britten, New Year Carol (Prelude)
Willcocks, Unto us is born a Son Willcocks, Unto us is born a Son
Willcocks, Infant Holy Willcocks, Infant Holy
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January 6 (Epiphany Observed) January 6 (Epiphany Observed)
Cornelius, The Three Kings Cornelius, The Three Kings
Thomson, Virgil, The Morning Star Three Kings Procession
Thomson, Virgil, The Morning Star
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January 13 (Epiphany II) January 13 (Epiphany II)
Gardner, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Rütti, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Lauridson, O nata lux Lauridson, O nata lux
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