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
  • 10 AM Church School Classes
  • 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:
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 * Psalm 111 * 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 * Mark 1:21-28

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Recent Newsletters & Bulletins (more...)
The Shell (Newsletter)
February, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 4.6mb) * NEW *
Weekly Bulletins
February 1st, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 228kb)
Vestry Meeting Highlights
January 12th, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 446kb)

Parish Spotlight(s)

What St. James' Means To Me

“The St. James' church family is the backbone of our spiritual and social life. I am spiritually fed and encouraged by what I learn. It is a place to server others in the spirit of the Lord. It is a place to be a friend to others and receive the love and support we have needed over the years, especially in the hard times we all face.”
“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.”
“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.”

Add your voice to this story! Please tell us what St. James' Parish means to you.

St. James' Did You Know?

Did you know why the symbol for St. Mark is the winged lion? The symbol comes from St. Mark's description of John the Baptist's voice "crying out in the wilderness" upon hearing the Word of God (Mark 1:3). His voice is said to have sounded like that of a roaring lion. This lion symbolism also appears in a vision of the Prophet Ezekiel (1:10) where four winged creatures represent the four evangelists and also in Revelation 4:6-8.

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Recent Announcements

On Sunday, February 1st, millions of Americans will tune in to the Super Bowl football game. There will be parties with abundant food, friendship and fellowship. At the same time, there will be other people worrying about staying warm, finding shelter and a warm meal. Please join young people around the country as they demonstrate God's love by loving their neighbors through the Souper Bowl of Caring. St. James' Parish Youth will be standing at the doors after the service collecting donations in large soup bowls and will later do a "Supermarket Sweep" to purchase groceries for the needy. Please support their efforts - Thank you!
Jan 30 2015 02:00

The Vestry, at their January meeting, decided to set aside the month of February for people to donate to the Palermo Fund. If you wish to donate, please make out your check to "St. James’ Parish" and place "Palermo Fund" in the memo. We will be sending a check on behalf of our Parish.
Jan 28 2015 02:00

St. James' Parish is hosting a Valentine's Day Party and Dance on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM.

Come as a single, couple or bring the entire family and plan to have a great evening of fellowship with your Parish family. An Italian dinner will be served including pasta (meat lover and vegetarian), green salad, rolls, chocolate dessert, wine and non-alcoholic punch. DJ Randy Ward from Party Pac Entertainment will provide the music, games and lots of fun. All this for $15 per person; $30 per couple; $35 for a family of four ($5 per additional family member) and children 4 and under are free.

If you have any questions or to purchase tickets, please contact Edlu Thom-Harper at Edlu.th@comcast.net.
Jan 25 2015 02:00

On Thursday, April 9, The Library Committee is sponsoring a trip to see Sight & Sound's "MOSES." Cost is $175.00 per person: $75 Deposit due with reservation, final payment due by February 15th. Package includes: performance of "Moses" at the Millennium Theatre, smorgasbord meal at Shady Maple Restaurant, shopping as time allows, motorcoach transportation, taxes & meal gratuities.

For reservations & information contact Lillie Barrett at garylillie502@gmail.com.
Jan 24 2015 02:00

Those individuals within our Parish, who desire to be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church, will be able to go to a Regional Confirmation Service at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore on Sunday, May 31st, at 4 PM. Our Assistant Rector, Dawn+, will be instructing our young people in preparation, and our Rector, Bill+, will be meeting with Adults for their preparation. Please contact the clergy to allow us to meet with those involved.
Jan 22 2015 02:00