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, & 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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Communion 101 for Kids

Parish House 1525 H Street, NW, Washington, DC

While the Episcopal Church does not officially celebrate a child’s first Communion, many families see this as a special rite of passage. Our tradition holds that once you are baptized, you are a full member of the church and may receive the bread and wine of the Eucharist. Whether or not your child already receives … Continue reading Communion 101 for Kids


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