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

There will be no Church School on Sunday, November 28

There will be no Church School on Sunday, November 28. In lieu of Church School this Sunday, we will have the Advent Wreath Workshop. We will gather in the basement dining room of the Parish House to start the season off by making your own Advent wreath. The workshop is geared toward families and children, but all are welcome as long as supplies last. Supplies, including forms for the wreaths, candles, and greens will be provided. Please RSVP here so we will have materials needed. For questions, contact Joanne Hutton. Reminder: Masks are required for all over the age of two years.

Church School will resume on December 5 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.

Sunday, November 28 at 10:00 a.m. | In-person in the Parish House Conference Room or online via Zoom

To attend the Bible Study class by Zoom, please contact Jack Reiffer, who leads the class, for the link.

Thursday, December 2 at 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom

The St. John’s Book group will meet on Thursday, December 2, at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom to discuss Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague. In England in 1580, the Black Death moves across the country and touches the lives of William Shakespeare’s family and his son Hamnet. If you love to read, please join us for an evening of discussion and socializing. For more information and for links to participate, contact Janet Edmond.