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:
Exodus 12:1-14 and Psalm 149 * Ezekiel 33:7-11 and Psalm 119:33-40 * Romans 13:8-14 * Matthew 18:15-20

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Recent Newsletters & Bulletins (more...)
The Shell (Newsletter)
September, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 8.2mb) * NEW *
Weekly Bulletins
August 31st, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 98kb)
Vestry Meeting Highlights
June 16th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 304kb)

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What St. James' Means To Me

“I have been coming to St James' for many years since my return to Maryland. I find peace in my spirit, joy in my hear, direction in my life, fellowship and friendship from the ministers & music directors as well as the parishioners. I love being a part of our St. James' family!!”
“Worship in a warm atmosphere that is spiritual and always uplifting. In my heart and my Episcopal faith, I always feel at home and inspired at St. James' Parish.”
“St. James' is a place where my family feels at "home," safe and nurtured. It has given us a place to grow spiritually and a place where we have made valuable, lifelong friends.”
“That's easy...it is God's house...my 'Christian' home away from home...where I worship and where I find love and Christian fellowship!”

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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

Our Parish, along with other churches, assisted Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the "Breakfast Club volunteers." Ann Herche, Coordinator, Breakfast Club Ministry, at Mt. Zion, reported that this summer the program handed out 2,623 breakfast bags at Lyons Creek, 2,628 at Patuxent, totaling 5,251. The number represents 5,251 meals for children and adults who otherwise might not have a breakfast. There were 57 volunteers to pack and deliver the breakfast bags.
Aug 27 2014 01:00

We would like to sincerely thank all of the parishioners who participated in our Troop's 2nd Annual Doug Anderson Food Drive. This special food drive directly benefited the SCAN Food Pantry right here at St. James', and all of the items collected helped to fill the Pantry's shelves with items that they were very short on. Doug would be so happy with the 375 pounds of food that was collected by the members of the Troop and the parishioners of St. James'. Thank you all again for your continued support of our Troop, and its mission - Sue Gordon, COR/CC, Boy Scout Troop 840.
Aug 26 2014 01:00