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

Christmas Eve Schedule at St. James' Church

  • 2:30 PM Children's Service, Holy Eucharist
  • 5 PM Holy Eucharist, Music by the Celebration Choir
  • 9 PM Holy Eucharist, Music by the Senior Choir
Driving Directions (St. James' & St. Mark's)

This Sunday's Readings:
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 * Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 * Romans 16:25-27 * Luke 1:26-38

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Recent Newsletters & Bulletins (more...)
The Shell (Newsletter)
December, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 5.5mb)
Weekly Bulletins
December 21st, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 38kb)
Vestry Meeting Highlights
December 15th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 353kb)

Parish Spotlight(s)

Christmas Services
at St. James' Church

Children's Service - 2:30 PM
Holy Eucharist - 5 PM
Special music by the Celebration Choir
Holy Eucharist - 9 PM
Traditional Christmas music by the Senior Choir
Christmas Church Decorations

What St. James' Means To Me

“Being a part of St. James' has been an amazing experience for me. I have received love, strength, solice and encouragement when I have needed it. I have grown so much in my spiritual life, it sometimes overwhelms me. Friendships here carry me through all my joys and sorrows. What a great place to call 'Home'.”

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Recent Announcements

Please join us on December 23rd at 10 AM and help decorate St. James' Church for Christmas! We need everyone’s help, and you'll have lots of fun! For additional information, please contact Lillie Barrett at garylillie502@gmail.com.
Dec 18 2014 02:00

St. James' Parish will be partnering with Friendship United Methodist Church again this year to coordinate distribution of Christmas Holiday meals on December 20th from 7-11 AM. This is a great family service opportunity!

Please contact Linda Rines at Linda.Rines@comcast.net if you are able to help! Donations of frozen turkeys and cash for groceries are needed by Wednesday, December 17th.

Thanks for supporting this St. James’ Parish ministry and helping to provide holiday meals to those members of our community in need.
Dec 10 2014 02:00

With your contributions we were able to help eight families in November in the amount of $1,864. Most of our clients this month were from the local mobile home parks and they were facing eviction because they could not pay their lot rent. Others needed help with their electric bills in order to prevent shut-off. We can only help them with part of what they need and even though some have health issues, they have to find a way to ask for assistance at other South County churches. We are still short on funds for December and into the New Year. Even our SCCEAG BGE funds are running low and the worst part of winter is still to come. Anyway you can provide help to our neighbors in need will be greatly appreciated.
Dec 06 2014 02:00

Santa will be coming to St. James' Parish on Saturday, December 13th from noon to 2 PM! Parish children ages 1–11 years old, are invited to join us for lunch, games, crafts, and a visit from Santa and his helper who will hand out a surprise to the children attending. This activity is a chance to reach out to our community and those who are less fortunate. Please sign up on the Youth Bulletin Board. For additional information, please contact Sharon McGlaughlin at sharon.mcglaughlin@yahoo.com. Join us for lots of fun!
Dec 04 2014 02:00

Please join with the Salvation Army's Brass Ensemble December 9th to help less fortunate families and enjoy singing Christmas carols. The Carol Sing at 7:30 p.m. in the church is preceded by fellowship at 6 p.m. and a potluck supper coordinated by The Women of St. James’ Parish at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. The carols are accompanied by the Brass Ensemble and Patricia Tyndall on the organ. Two of the highlights of the evening are the three holy kings chosen from the audience for the carol, "We Three Kings," and the solo by St. James' Parish Music Director Michael Ryan.

Every year, the youth of the parish make a pilgrimage to a toy store to buy toys for needy children to be distributed by the Salvation Army. The money for the toys comes from the Thanksgiving offering, the free-will offering at the Messiah Sing-Along and by the sponsors who cover all the expenses of both events so that the poor will benefit.

Please join us on December 9th for fun, fellowship, and Christmas caroling to benefit the important work of the Salvation Army.
Dec 01 2014 02:00