St. James' Parish is as diverse as our 300+ years of history. We draw from the Annapolis area and as far south as Calvert County. We have over 325 families and individuals. At the same time we are striving to, in some ways, remain a parish where everyone feels connected and a part of a vibrant Christian Community. Our parish emphasizes "Remembering the Past, Living our faith, and Worshipping into the Future". In the midst of the Eucharist each Sunday, we clearly proclaim "This is not our table, it is the Lord's, and everyone is Welcome". The Eucharist is extended to young and older, for we are all God's children. We are Sisters and Brothers in Christ and as such it is essential that we relate to each other as a family.

Worship Schedule


  • 8 AM Holy Eucharist, St. Mark's Chapel
  • 9 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
  • 11 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
  • 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church

Thanksgiving Schedule

  • 10 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
Driving Directions (St. James' & St. Mark's)

This Sunday's Readings:
Deuteronomy 8:7-18 and Psalm 65 * 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 * Luke 17:11-19

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Recent Newsletters & Bulletins (more...)
The Shell (Newsletter)
December, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 5.5mb) * NEW *
Weekly Bulletins
November 30th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 267kb)
Vestry Meeting Highlights
November 17th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 456kb)

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George Frideric Handel

28th Annual Advent Messiah Sing-Along

Sunday, November 30th

The people of St. James' Parish and the greater community will open the season of preparation for Christmas on the first Sunday of Advent, November 30th, at 4 PM by singing the Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah" in St. James' Church. Michael S. Ryan, Music Director, St. James' Parish, will direct the come-as-you-are chorus and guest soloists with a chamber ensemble, organ and trumpet. Those who do not wish to sing are welcome to just come and enjoy the program!

A candlelight reception hosted by the Women of St. James' Parish will follow in the parish hall. Singers are asked to bring a score and a snack or dessert. Some scores will be available for loan or for purchase at $10. A free will offering will benefit the Salvation Army.

For more information please contact our Musical Director, Michael Ryan - mryansings@verizon.net. Everything that people donate at these events goes entirely to the Salvation Army for their outreach ministries.

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Recent Announcements

Calling all of Santa's elves - we will be decorating the Parish Hall Christmas tree on Sunday, November 23rd beginning at 11:00 AM. Pizza will be served when the tree is finished! Thanks, Jane Baldwin.
Nov 16 2014 02:00

PLEASE help St. James' and Friendship United Methodist Church provides groceries for Thanksgiving dinners for South County families in need. We need volunteers to help on Saturday, November 22nd from 7-11 AM. This is an excellent family service opportunity. We have a lot of fun and hope you will join us. For more information, please contact Linda Rines at Linda.Rines@comcast.net.
Nov 14 2014 02:00

Help is needed from our wonderful cooks and bakers to make homemade desserts to be sold during the intermission of the South County Concert Series at Southern High School on Sunday, November 16th at 3 PM. Please drop off your homemade desserts in the Parish Kitchen on Sunday (please label “for the Concert”). Any homemade desserts will be appreciated – cookies, cakes, brownies, and pies. Many thanks! For additional information email Sharon Hall at hallshay@aol.com.
Nov 08 2014 02:00

The Outreach Committee is selling beautiful and inspirational art deco Christmas pins again this year. These lovely Designs by Lucinda are only $15 each and make perfect gifts for any occasion or holiday! For additional information on the pins, or to place your order, please contact Kim Parker at manydogs@verizon.net. Thanks for your support!
Nov 07 2014 02:00

The Community Assistance Team disbursed $4,443.46 to help eighteen families in the month of October for BGE assistance, eviction prevention, medical assistance and several other critical expenditures. In addition we drew $650 from the South County Community Energy Assistance Group (SCCEAG) for electrical assistance. Due to our largest outlay of funds ever for one month, we have depleted our available funds. With the Holidays approaching and winter weather on the horizon, we desperately need additional contributions. We greatly appreciate your generosity to help those in our community most in need.
Nov 06 2014 02:00

Salvation Army Stockings will be available on November 2nd. Please consider taking one (or two). The stockings benefit local children in time of need. Extra stockings will be placed in the back of both churches. The drop box for the stockings will be in the foyer between the offices and church school. You can drop the filled stockings off anytime between November 2nd and December 7th. We will be taking all stockings to the Annapolis Salvation Army on December 8th. If you have any questions, please contact Nola Meyers at noreme@verizon.net.
Nov 01 2014 01:00