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, & Vestry

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

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.
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Book Group: Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

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The St. John’s Book Group will meet virtually on Thursday, February 2, at 6:45 p.m. to discuss Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Cheryl Diamond. Wild, heartbreaking, and often unexpectedly funny, Nowhere Girl is an impossible-to-believe true story of a woman who didn’t know that she was born into a family of … Continue reading Book Group: Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

Book Group: The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power

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The St. John’s Book Group will meet virtually on Thursday, January 12, at 6:45 p.m. to discuss The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask. Filled with fascinating people and histories, The Address Book illuminates the complex and sometimes hidden stories behind street names and their power … Continue reading Book Group: The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power

Book Group: Go, Went, Gone

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The St. John’s Book Group will meet virtually on Thursday, December 1, at 6:45 p.m. to discuss Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck. This European novel tells the journey of a retired German university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, as he steps into the streets of his city, Berlin. Here, on … Continue reading Book Group: Go, Went, Gone

Book Group: Bewilderment

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The St. John’s Book Group will meet virtually on Thursday, November 3, at 6:45 p.m. to discuss Bewilderment by Richard Powers. The novel contains soaring descriptions of the natural world, a tantalizing vision of life beyond, and the account of a father and son’s ferocious love. Following on the 2018 novel Overstory, Bewilderment poses the … Continue reading Book Group: Bewilderment

Faith and Science at St. John’s

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Are you interested in questions around faith and science? A group will gather virtually on Tuesday, October 11, at 7 p.m. to explore the theology of Teilhard du Chardin. We will use the text by John F. Haught The Cosmic Vision of Teilhard de Chardin as the starting point for our discussions. For more information … Continue reading Faith and Science at St. John’s

Book Group: Cloud Cuckoo Land

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The St. John’s Book Group will meet virtually on Thursday, October 6, at 6:45 p.m. to discuss Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. This fictional novel is dedicated to “the librarians then, now and in the years to come.” Three intertwined stories feature children on the cusp of adulthood in three different times and places: … Continue reading Book Group: Cloud Cuckoo Land


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