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
  • 10 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
  • 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
Driving Directions (St. James' & St. Mark's)
The Lectionary (External Link)

Recent Newsletters & Bulletins   (more...)

The Shell (Newsletter)
August, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 3.3mb)

Weekly Bulletins
August 24th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 288kb)

Vestry Meeting Highlights
June 16th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 304kb)

Requests & Forms

Parish Spotlight(s)

What St. James' Means To Me

“This is a warm loving Christian body of people who help each other in the church and in the community. It is a remarkable testimony to Christian love in action.”
“St. James' is a comforting place that teaches you about God and life.” - St. James' Youth
“To me St. James' is friends, fun and family.” - St. James' Youth
“I have been coming to St James' for many years since my return to Maryland. I find peace in my spirit, joy in my hear, direction in my life, fellowship and friendship from the ministers & music directors as well as the parishioners. I love being a part of our St. James' family!!”
“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.”

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Recent Announcements

Prior to each dinner and festival we need good photos for promoting the event. We currently need good photos of past Fall Festivals. If you have a photo or photos that you would like considered for our postcard and/or poster, please email the digital image to Kelly Richard at akellyrichard@aol.com. If we use your photo we will be sure to include a photo credit with your name.
Aug 15 2014 01:00

The St. James' Community Assistance Team assisted six families in the month of July in the amount of $1,145 for eviction prevention, a three day stay at a motel for a homeless family, and very large electric bills. We also helped a family with $650 from the South County Churches Energy Assistance Fund. We know that more of our South County neighbors will be struggling with fuel and housing needs come fall and winter. Your generous donations on the first Sunday of the month help us give assistance to our neighbors in need.
Aug 14 2014 01:00

Blessing of Backpacks will take place on Sunday, August 17th at the 10:00 AM service. Please bring your backpacks (or briefcases or other school/work bags) for a blessing and a tag that you can carry with you.
Aug 08 2014 01:00

You can view photos from the Sports & Drama Camp here: goo.gl/mhmFfX.
Jul 23 2014 05:32

Please mark your calendar: The Anne Arundel Medical Center's Blood Mobile will be in our parking lot adjacent to St. James' Church on Sunday, August 10th from 9 AM until 1:30 PM; click here for the event flier. Summer is traditionally a very slow time for blood donations but a time of great demand for blood. To schedule an appointment, please simply call the Parish Office OR go to www.mysignup.com/stjames. They accommodate one or two people every ten minutes.
Jul 20 2014 04:17

The Breakfast Club will be packing breakfasts again on Wednesday evenings at 6 PM throughout the summer. The ministry feeds approximately 100 school age children who might not otherwise have breakfast in the summer. If you are interested in helping or would like to learn more about it, contact Nola Myers at noreme@verizon.net. We are looking for volunteers to help pack. It takes about 30-45 minutes and we meet at Mt. Zion. The dates we need help are: July 23 & 30 and August 6 & 13.
Jul 19 2014 01:00