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.

Welcome to St. John’s Church

Here are two great ways to connect with St. John’s and learn more about this congregation in the heart of the nation’s capital. Please click below to fill out a Welcome Card to let us know of your interest in membership and activities. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you into the St. John’s parish family.

Worship Services

Choral Evensong


Nursery Schedule

The nursery meets in the Godly Play Classroom #2 on the second floor of the Parish House. Please note that infants and children are welcome at all worship services. From early September through early June, nursery care is available most Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for infants and children up to age 3. From early June through early September, it is available 10:00 a.m. to noon. Please register your children here.

Church School | During the education hour from September through May

Church School typically meets on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. on the second floor of the Parish House. For more information, please contact Katherine Raab, our volunteer church school coordinator.

Bible Study

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. | Early September through early June
In-person in the Parish House Conference Room or online via Zoom

An adult Bible Study group meets most Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. We use a hybrid approach with some joining via Zoom and others coming to the Conference Room along with attending either the 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. worship service. This year the group studied the structure, audience, and themes of the Gospel of Luke. Conversations typically explore the connections with the Sunday lectionary lessons and sermons.

To attend the Bible Study class by Zoom or for more information, please contact Jack Reiffer.

Book Group

First Thursdays, September through May, at 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom

The St. John’s Book Club gathers monthly during the program year (early September through early June) to discuss current works of literature, both fiction and non-fiction, that have ethical, humane and more often than not spiritual themes for reflection. The group is a respectful, open and welcoming forum for St. John’s readers who share a passion for reading. The monthly book selections are chosen by group members.

For more information and for links to participate, contact Janet Edmond.


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