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 10:44-48 * Psalm 98 * 1 John 5:1-6 * John 15:9-17

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Recent Newsletters & Bulletins (more...)
The Shell (Newsletter)
May, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 4.3mb) * NEW *
Weekly Bulletins
May 3rd, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 92kb)
Vestry Meeting Highlights
April 20th, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 443kb)

Parish Spotlight


St. James' Spring Dinner
May 16, 2015,
1-5 PM

$22 Adults eat in and carry out orders
$11 Children 10 and under
Children 2 and under eat free
FeaturingCome Enjoy
  • Crab Cakes
  • Country and Honey-baked Ham
  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Homemade Coleslaw
  • Rolls and Biscuits
  • Beverages and Homemade Pie @ $2 per Slice
  • Bake and Garden Shoppes
  • Homemade Ice Cream
  • Antique Cars
  • Labyrinth
  • Guided Tours of Historic St. James' Church
For additional information or to volunteer to help, please email stjamesdinners@aol.com.

St. James' Did You Know?

Did you know that our Parish Library is the oldest Church Lending Library in the country? It was established in 1698, through the efforts of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Bray, the Commissary for the newly established church in the province of Maryland. In that same year, the Rev. Henry Hall received 125 books for the St. James' (Old Herring Creeke) Library. At present, we have two of the original books: "Sixteen Sermons" written by the Most Rev. Dr. John Tillotson, Late Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, written in 1696; A book inscribed "Belonging to the Library of Herring Creek in Arundel County," with the title being "Theses Theologicae". Written in Latin in 1683. The Library is located in the Parish hall and always open.

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Recent Announcements

The camp is a week-long, tuition-free summer program for children who need a "boost" to help them improve their reading skills and will include 15 hours of reading instruction alongside fun activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, and games. A nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served daily.

Paula Davis has agreed to coordinate the camp, but volunteers are needed! Current or retired teachers are invited to contact Paula for more information about how they can help to provide the reading instruction from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM each day. The program ends at 4 PM, so teachers (who are able) as well as other adult and youth volunteers will be needed to assist with the afternoon activities.

For more information about this exciting program, or to volunteer, please contact Bill Ticknor+, Paula Davis and Nancy Horkan at southcounty.md.readingcamp@gmail.com. Reading Camp South County is part of The Reading Camp Network.
Apr 28 2015 01:00

Singing in the choirs offers the opportunity for very enjoyable fellowship, and the music contributes greatly to our Sunday Worship experience. If you have any calling to this important ministry, but have held back because you think "they already have so many," or "they probably don't need me," or "I'm not a good singer," please think again! We do need you!

For more information on how you can participate in one of the choirs, please contact Parish Music Director, Michael Ryan at mryansings@verizon.net, or speak with any of our choir members. We would love for you to join us!
Apr 23 2015 01:00

One for You and One for Us! - Are you a person who is hesitant to make a pie crust and pie filling? Why not join us on Saturday, May 9th at 9 AM in the Parish Hall Kitchen for a Pie Baking Workshop. At this workshop, you will be making a pie to bring home and one to donate to the Spring Dinner. We will be making fruit pies. All you will need are the ingredients for the crust and the filling and the desire to bake a homemade pie. If you are interested, please contact Kelly Richard at akellyrichard@aol.com; she will give you a list of ingredients to bring. Persons with experience baking pies are welcome and encouraged to join us.
Apr 22 2015 01:00