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
Driving Directions (St. James' & St. Mark's)

This Sunday's Readings:
Exodus 14:19-31 and Psalm 114 or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21 * Genesis 50:15-21 and Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13 * Romans 14:1-12 * Matthew 18:21-35

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Recent Newsletters & Bulletins (more...)
The Shell (Newsletter)
September, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 8.2mb) * NEW *
Weekly Bulletins
September 14th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 352kb)
Vestry Meeting Highlights
June 16th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 304kb)

Parish Spotlight(s)

St. James' Fall Festival

Fried Oyster and Country Ham Dinner
October 11th, 2014 1:00-5:00 PM

Featuring: Fried oysters, country and honey - baked ham, potatoes au gratin, green beans, homemade coleslaw, rolls and biscuits, beverages, and home-made pies for dessert (at $2 per slice). Prices -
  • Adults (eat in and carry out): $20
  • Children Age 2-10: $10
  • Under Age 2: Free
Come Enjoy:
  • Antique Cars
  • Ice Cream Sundae Bar
  • Children's Activities - build a scarecrow, pumpkin decorating and face painting
  • Bake Shoppe - home-baked goodies
  • Garden Shoppe - mums, pansies, etc.
  • Historic Church Tours
  • Labyrinth
For more information, email stjamesdinners@aol.com. Please see the write-up on page 3 of the September Shell (Adobe PDF Icon, 8.2mb) for volunteer opportunities or email Kelly Richard, President, The WSJP.

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Please remember that clean, gently-used fall clothes and shoes are needed for the St. James' Parish clothing ministry. Volunteers are also needed to help sort the donations. Items can be dropped off downstairs in the Christian Education Building. For more information, please contact Taylor Milbradt at tayfm@aol.com.
Sep 06 2014 01:00

Leader: The Rev. William H. C. Ticknor - St. James' Parish, Lothian

Reviving the ancient Christian tradition of quarterly Ember Days, these day retreats offer time, silence, beauty and Sabbath rest for the weary. Come to the Claggett Center to be in the presence of GOD seeking His peace, listening to inspiring meditations and choosing to be quiet, walk the labyrinth, read in a comfortable chair, take a walk on the grounds, meditate in the silo chapel, or reflect with friends. A delicious Claggett lunch is included. Come on Tuesday night for personal reflection with no program.

Click here for a copy of the brochure.
Click here to register for the retreat.

Questions about the retreat can be directed to Nancy White+ at muffwhite@comcast.net.
Sep 04 2014 01:00

On Sunday, September 21st after the 11 AM service, we will be heading over to West River Center to enjoy some grilling and kayaking/canoeing. Monday, September 22nd is National Family Day, so what better way to celebrate than to spend the afternoon eating and being on the water!

Bring some food to share, and a kayak if you have one (or you can rent one from West River Center). We have a pavilion reserved, so come and join the fun – bring the whole family. There are other self-led activities besides kayaking. All those under the age of 18 must have parental supervision.

Please sign up by Sunday, September 14th by emailing Dawn+ at dawncampbell@stjameslothian.com so that we can notify West River Camp of the number of people attending and how many kayak/canoes we will need.
Sep 02 2014 01:00

Consecration of the Bishop Suffragan of Maryland will be held on September 6th, at 11:00 AM, at the Church of the Redeemer. Parishes have been asked to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to two Baltimore area food pantries in honor of the day. Please bring food contributions to St. James' or St. Marks' on Sunday, August 31st, or drop them off in the foyer outside the Parish offices no later than Friday, September 5th. If you would like more information about the Consecration, please visit the Diocesan website at www.ang-md.org.
Aug 30 2014 07:30