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.

The Sunday worship service will be livestreamed from the sanctuary on Facebook and on this page at 11:00 a.m. every Sunday.


Spoken Compline

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

Compline is a service for the completion of the day or Night Prayer. Click the button below to 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.


Monday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The youth will meet on Monday at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for more information.

Sunday, April 18, 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.

Worship Offerings for Children.

Click below for the Children’s Bulletin with coloring pages of stories from this Sunday’s scripture readings. Contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for more information.

Parent Discussion Groups with Vestry Member Desirée Stolar
Please join Desirée Stolar, parent of two young children and godparent to an adolescent and a teenager, for one or more of four small group discussions about the experiences, resources, and support you receive from St. John’s and how we can improve on them.
The 45-minute informal discussions, with music and conversation, also provide time for feedback. Children are welcome and, please, come as you are.

The Holy Habits podcast is a new Christian formation program that has had two seasons–Advent 2020 and Lent 2021. In these 30-45 minute conversations, our Associate Rector, the Rev. Savannah Ponder, interviews lay people, deacons, priests, bishops, and seminary professors to talk about various spiritual disciplines. This is an exploration into the shape of a life well-lived, that is, a life oriented to receiving the gift of belonging to God.