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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Worship & Classes

Please scroll down for the online worship and classes we offer.

 (New Time) The 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship service will be livestreamed on Facebook and on this page every Sunday.



Worship Offerings for Children.

Click below for the Children’s Bulletin with coloring pages of stories from this Sunday’s scripture readings.

Nursery Schedule

The nursery will meet 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. Nursery care will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday for infants and children up to age 3. Please register your children here. Reminder: Masks are required for all children over the age of two.

2021-2022 Church School

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. (beginning September 19)

We are planning to have a weekly 10:00 a.m. Church School hour again in person in September. For more information, please contact Katherine Raab, our volunteer church school coordinator.

Sunday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. | In-person in the Parish House Conference Room or online via Zoom

The Bible Study will resume on September 19. To attend the Bible Study class by Zoom, please contact Jack Reiffer, who leads the class, for the link.

Saturdays, October 9 and October 16
 (new time) 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

If you would like to be baptized, confirmed, or received into membership in the Episcopal Church at St. John’s, join the 2021 Fall Adult Inquirers’ Class. The two-day class will meet on Saturdays, October 9 and October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The Rev. Rob Fisher, Rector of St. John’s, will lead the sessions. Anyone – newcomer or longtime parishioner – interested in learning more about our Christian faith and life, the Episcopal tradition, and the ministry of St. John’s Church, is invited to attend. For more information or to register, contact Kaye Edwards at 202-347-8766, ext. 317 or by e-mail here. Those who participate in this class, or have completed another inquirers’ class, may attend a Service of Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, November 13.

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