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)

This Sunday's Readings:
2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 and Psalm 48 * Ezekiel 2:1-5 and Psalm 123 * 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 * Mark 6:1-13

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Recent Newsletters & Bulletins (more...)
The Shell (Newsletter)
Summer, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 3.4mb)
Weekly Bulletins
July 5th, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 220kb)
Vestry Meeting Highlights
May 18th, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 355kb)

Parish Spotlight

Reading Camp South County

Reading Camp
South County
at St. James'
July 27th-31st

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.

Volunteers are needed! Current or retired teachers are invited to contact Paula Davis 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. The camp also 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 and can be put in the plate, handed to clergy, or dropped off at the parish office. Click here to email for more information.

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Recent Announcements

The Summer Breakfast Club Ministry provides bagged breakfast meals to children in southern Anne Arundel County (Lothian and Tracy's elementary school areas). Often the only meals they get during their day are the free or reduced breakfasts and lunches provided at their school.

The Breakfast Club will run for 7 weeks, from July 1st thru the middle of August - Mondays through Fridays. Volunteers from St. James' Parish are needed to pack breakfasts every Wednesday at 6 PM for approximately 45 minutes each week. On Fridays, the Deale Library will be partnering with us to present a special library program. In addition, FoodLink Annapolis, will to provide funds for extra food to families for their weekend. Each Friday, following the Library program, we will hand out a large bag of food to each family to help carry them through the weekend.

For more information, or to sign up to help on one of the Wednesdays listed below, please contact Nola Meyers at noreme@verizon.net.

Dates for St. James' Parish Volunteers: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12 (possibly)
Jun 10 2015 01:00

Music is an important part of our worship experience and we make every effort to provide it to our congregations during the summer months. Beginning on June 7th, just show up in church at 9 AM on any given Sunday and prepare an anthem to sing for the Service at 10 AM. Everyone is invited to participate either on a regular or a one time basis. This is a great time to try singing in the choir... and, it's fun! Music is selected depending on the group we have on each Sunday. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can do this!
Jun 03 2015 01:00

Anyone seriously interested in the annual Note Reading Course should contact St. James' Parish Music Director, Michael Ryan at mryansings@verizon.net by June 30th to register. Class begins in mid July and is held for 5 weeks, 2 evenings per week. All work is done in class and the workbook is available for $10.
May 31 2015 01:00