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)
The Lectionary (External Link)

Recent Newsletters & Bulletins   (more...)

The Shell (Newsletter)
April, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 4mb)

Weekly Bulletins
April 20th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 66kb)

Vestry Meeting Highlights
February 17th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 258kb)

Requests & Forms


St. James' Parish Spring Dinner
May 17, 2014,
1 - 5 PM

$20 Adults eat in and carry out orders
$10 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 e-mail stjamesdinners@aol.com.

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Recent Announcements

In March the Community Assistance Fund assisted eight families in the amount of $1,963.29. The assistance was for eviction prevention, electric and propane, gasoline, and Safeway Gift Cards. We work with a network of 5 churches that pools funds to help people with BGE and fuel oil bills that are higher than one church can pay. The Community Assistance Team thanks you for your support on the 1st Sunday as well as the funds received from the Lenten Soup Suppers and the Messiah Sing Along. The generosity of our Parishioners says a lot about who we are in Christ. It is a joy to be able to help our neighbors in need.
Apr 19 2014 01:00

Maundy Thursday evening will begin in the Parish Hall with fellowship at 6 PM followed by a potluck dinner at 6:30 PM. Everyone is encouraged to bring a covered dish to the potluck. The Maundy Thursday service will begin at 7:30 PM.
Apr 15 2014 01:00

Please bring cut flowers to St. James' Church on Easter! After the 9 AM and 11 AM services, the children and youth will "flower" the cross that will be standing outside of the west door of St. James' Church.
Apr 14 2014 01:00

Children through 5th grade are invited to join in the Annual Parish Easter Egg Hunt in the churchyard on Easter Day beginning at 10 AM. Bring your basket and meet in your church school classroom. Come join in the fun!
Apr 10 2014 01:00

The Library Committee is sponsoring a day trip to Monticello (Home of Thomas Jefferson), on Tuesday, May 13, leaving our parking lot at 7:30 AM. The cost will be $76.00, which will include lunch, tour ticket, bus and gratuities. We will be stopping for dinner on the way home; you will be on your own. Please contact Lillie Barrett (301-855-7829) for reservations and questions.
Apr 10 2014 01:00

Workers will be installing the two columbariums for the St. James' Cemetery on Thursday, April 10th. Several trucks as well as a hydraulic crane will be arriving shortly after 9 AM and will be utilizing the gravel roadway to enter. We ask you to not utilize the gravel roadway or the asphalt roadways near the installation site. Persons not part of the installation crew must keep a safe distance during the operation at all times.
Apr 08 2014 08:31