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.

Online Worship & Classes

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


Morning Prayer for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (July 5, 2020)

Click here for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost bulletin (July 5, 2020)


Editing: Brent Erstad, Director of Music

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

Stars and Stripes Forever

Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m.

Interested in Joining a Centering Prayer Zoom Gathering on Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m.? Experience a few moments of peace and comfort through the contemplative practice of centering prayer. Newcomers welcome! Contact the Rev. Jane Milliken Hague for more information.


Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

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

Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Join us on Sunday, July 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., for a Zoom coffee hour, to socialize, catch up, and talk about the service. We look forward to seeing you Sunday. Send a message here for the link to participate.

Monday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The final youth summer celebration Zoom session will take place on Monday, July 13 at 6:30 pm. We will take a break and resume Sunday, August 16. Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for more information.


Summer Christian Formation for children will take place as pre-recorded video sessions emailed to parents each Sunday morning by 7:00 am. On the fourth Sunday of each summer month (June 28 and July 26), we will have a live church school session via Zoom. Please send a message here for the links to participate.

Thursday, July 9 at 6:45 pm.

The St. John’s Book group will meet on Thursday, July 9, at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom to discuss The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason. If you love to read, please join us for an evening of discussion and socializing.
For more information and for links to participate, contact Leila Taaffe.

Sunday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m.

Join us Sunday, July 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., for a discussion led by Professor David Blight of his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Blight is a Professor of History and Director of the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He lectures in the US and around the world on the Civil War and Reconstruction, race relations, Douglass, and W.E.B. Du Bois, all of which are timely topics as the nation focuses on issues of racial justice. Following the discussion, there will be opportunity for Q&A.

You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.