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.

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.



Editing: Brent Erstad, Director of Music

Photo Imagery: The Rev. Robert W. Fisher, Rector

Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Compline is a service for the completion of the day or Night Prayer. Join us at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays for this peaceful liturgy as our day ends.

For more information, please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder.

Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m.

Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer that allows us to experience God’s presence within us. Join us as we quiet our mind and begin our day with 20 minutes of silent prayer together. No experience needed. Contact Thom Sinclair for more information or for the link to participate.


Sunday, January 17, at 10:00 a.m.

Join us Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for coffee hour, to socialize, catch up, and talk about the service.

Sunday, January 17, at 10:00 a.m.

The Bible Study led by Jack Reiffer will meet via Zoom on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Send a message here for the link to participate.

Sunday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m.

The youth will meet on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for the links to participate.

There will be no Church School for Children this Sunday, January 17

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

Monday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Join the Care of Creation group at St. John’s for an evening with Annie White learning about recycling systems, challenges and progress. Monday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Annie White, a sustainable materials expert, has 20 years’ experience making products and packaging more sustainable through working in corporate, non-profit, and government sectors. She was recently honored by the DC Environmental Network for her work in the District of Columbia. She has an MBA and MS in Sustainable Systems, and has advised Starbuck Coffee Company, Walmart Stores, Waste Management and other Fortune 500 companies on sustainability, packaging, and recycling.
Bring your questions about reducing waste streams and costs to this presentation and conversation. Click the button below to join. For more information, contact Joanne Hutton.

March 4, March 11, and March 18 | Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

The 2021 Spring Adult Inquirers’ Class will be held via Zoom on three Thursday evenings, March 4, March 11, and March 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Rector, the Rev. Rob Fisher, will lead the class. The sessions are designed for those who wish to find out more about St. John’s and our ministry, as well as for those who are seeking baptism, confirmation, reception into the Episcopal Church, or reaffirmation of baptismal vows, as well as weddings and baptisms. Our faith, the history and tradition of the Church, and the spiritual life of the Episcopal Church, and of St. John’s, will be explored. The Zoom sessions will include breakout groups that provide a relaxing, engaging way for participants to get to know each other.

Those who complete the class may take part in a Service of Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation on a date to be determined. Please contact Kaye Edwards to register for the class or for more information.