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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Youth Draft Only (Do Not Publish)

Monday, May 10, 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.

Click here to join the St. John’s Youth meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/93654150335?pwd=czZOZm1TeEJ5d0M1NTNDMHYyalczQT09

Sunday, May 23, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Join us May 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., for a discussion led by Susan Glasser and Peter Baker. Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, responsible for reporting on President Biden, the fifth president he has covered. He previously wrote about Presidents Donald J. Trump and Barack Obama for The Times and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush for The Washington Post. Susan B. Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she writes a weekly column on life in Washington. She founded the award-winning Politico Magazine and went on to become the editor of Politico throughout the 2016 election cycle.  They will speak on The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James Baker III. Following the discussion, there will be opportunity for Q&A. Click here to register to attend on May 23. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.