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.


Please note: A video link and bulletin are posted prior to the start of each livestreamed service. If the links on this page do not yet reflect the upcoming liturgy, please check back closer to the service date.

Staying Connected with St. John’s Church

We invite you to connect with St. John’s and learn more about this congregation in the heart of the nation’s capital. Please click below to fill out a Welcome Card to let us know of your interest in membership and activities. Our weekly newsletter details upcoming events, including special musical services, our speaker series, book club, and more. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you into the St. John’s parish family.

Past Worship Services

Choral Evensong



    Upcoming Events