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.
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Togo West Parlor

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1525 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
202-347-8766 www.stjohns-dc.org

April 2019

Speaker Series: Karen King

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Togo West Parlor, 1525 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Karen King, Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. Trained in comparative religions and historical studies, she pursues teaching and research specialties in the history of Christianity. She will speak on Death and Life: Some Lesser Known Views from the Early Christians.

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May 2019

Parlor Series Family Presentation

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Togo West Parlor, 1525 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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The Beech Tree Puppets The Giant Turnip, celebrating the love of earth and community.

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