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
  • 10 AM Church School Classes
  • 11 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
  • 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
Driving Directions (St. James' & St. Mark's)

This Sunday's Readings:
Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 * Psalm 104:24-34, 35b * Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21 * John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

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Recent Newsletters & Bulletins (more...)
The Shell (Newsletter)
May, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 4.3mb)
Weekly Bulletins
May 24th, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 235kb)
Vestry Meeting Highlights
May 18th, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 355kb)

Parish Spotlight

What St. James' Means To Me

“I am pleased to call myself Anglican, but I am very negatively affected by the current trouble in the Episcopal Church. I am most grateful to the clergy and people of St. James' parish for providing me a spiritual home that is safe from all of that strife.”
“St. James' has become a family to me. This is what Christ wanted and hoped for his family - that we care for and nurture one another.”
“I really enjoy the sermons, because there are three different clergy who preach - so each one has his or her own style and way of getting the point across. Each Sunday is a little bit different, depending on who is preaching - but all three make you think.”

Add your voice to this story! Please tell us what St. James' Parish means to you.

St. James' Did You Know?

Did you know that in The Episcopal Church we encourage the Laying on of Hands and Anointing for anyone who needs healing and a sense of wholeness? When a priest or bishop blesses the olive oil, the following prayer is generally used: O Lord, holy Father, giver of health and salvation: Send your Holy Spirit to sanctify this oil; that, as your holy apostles anointed many that were sick and healed them, so many those who in faith and repentance receive this holy unction be made whole; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Recent Announcements

Reading Camp South County needs your donations. You can make a general donation or it can cover a specific need. Checks need to be made out to Southern Maryland Regional Council. You can put them in the plate, or hand them to clergy or to Marjie Mack. So far we need:

1. Bus costs for the two trips - $600
2. Visiting author, Janie Suss, $15 a book x 25(one per child) - $375
3. Visiting author, Fred Bowen, $6 a book x 25 - $150
4. Back packs and school supplies per child
5. Jug Bay trip $3 per child - $75
6. Food/snacks

On behalf of the children we will serve, we thank you! For more information about Reading Camp South County please email Paula Davis at southcounty.md.readingcamp@gmail.com.
May 15 2015 01:00

For many years, prayer shawls made by the ladies of St. James' have comforted people in need in our Parish and in our community. The shawls are blessed by our clergy and are given to anyone who has an illness, a hardship, has lost a loved one or a pet, and has a celebration, a new baby, a new home or a wedding. They are given to people in need by the Community Assistance Team, distributed to nursing homes, assisted living communities, veterans' homes and hospitals. This very important ministry is in need of yarn (baby yarn or 6/6.5 mm) or gift cards from Michaels, Joanne's or any place that sells yarn. Donations can be left at the Parish Office. Thank you for your help.
May 14 2015 01:00

Vacation Bible School will be hosted by Friendship United Methodist Church this year. VBS will be June 22nd-26th from 9 AM-noon, and is open to kids from age 3 through 5th grade. Many volunteers are needed to make this a successful event.

REGISTRATION and VOLUNTEERS: to register your child for VBS or to sign up as a volunteer and to see what help is needed go to www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/fumcvbs.
May 08 2015 01:00

On Sunday, May 31st at the 9:00am service, we will be recognizing all graduating high school and college seniors.

If you have a graduating senior, please email Dawn+ at dawncampbell@stjameslothian.com and state whether they would like to receive a Book of Common Prayer or a Bible as a gift. Please also include in the email a short biographical statement about your graduating senior, accomplishments and future plans.
May 07 2015 01:00