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)
The Lectionary (External Link)

Recent Newsletters & Bulletins   (more...)

The Shell (Newsletter)
August, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 3.3mb) * NEW *

Weekly Bulletins
July 27th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 282kb)

Vestry Meeting Highlights
June 16th, 2014 (Adobe PDF Icon, 304kb)

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Parish Spotlight(s)

What St. James' Means To Me

“To me St. James' Parish means family. It's a place to gather with family where we can explore who God is, who we are, and who God is calling us to be. St. James' Parish is a place for our family to gather and worship a loving God.”
“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 my church home - where I feel God's presence all around me - in our wonderful, loving, caring Pastor, in our marvelous congregation, in our inspiring choir - we are so very blessed in so many ways! Our beloved Father Bill Ticknor has a very special gift - which I treasure, cherish. He has a way of making everyone he meets feel loved & valued - what a rare & beautiful quality. Our choir directors share their talents & somehow are able to bring out the best in their choirs. Lastly, our congregation is faithful, loyal to their church & to their pastors - they work hard to make St. James' a place where people want to come, celebrate God, and this fabulous life God has given us all! I am very happy to be a member of St. James' Parish - and so very proud to call St. James' my church home!”

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Recent Announcements

You can view photos from the Sports & Drama Camp here: goo.gl/mhmFfX.
Jul 23 2014 05:32

Please mark your calendar: The Anne Arundel Medical Center's Blood Mobile will be in our parking lot adjacent to St. James' Church on Sunday, August 10th from 9 AM until 1:30 PM; click here for the event flier. Summer is traditionally a very slow time for blood donations but a time of great demand for blood. To schedule an appointment, please simply call the Parish Office OR go to www.mysignup.com/stjames. They accommodate one or two people every ten minutes.
Jul 20 2014 04:17

The Breakfast Club will be packing breakfasts again on Wednesday evenings at 6 PM throughout the summer. The ministry feeds approximately 100 school age children who might not otherwise have breakfast in the summer. If you are interested in helping or would like to learn more about it, contact Nola Myers at noreme@verizon.net. We are looking for volunteers to help pack. It takes about 30-45 minutes and we meet at Mt. Zion. The dates we need help are: July 23 & 30 and August 6 & 13.
Jul 19 2014 01:00

The New, Improved, AARP Smart Driver Class will be offered at St. James' Parish on Wednesday, July 30, from 10 AM to 3 PM. This four hour class is designed for drivers 50+. This class reviews new driving practices, rules, and identifies NEW rules of the road. It offers proven strategies to help maintain safe driving practices. A certificate is issued at the end of the class. You may also qualify for a discount on your car insurance, depending on your insurance. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please call St. James' Parish at 410-867-2838 to register by Monday, July 28. There will be a one-hour lunch break. Please arrive few minutes early to complete the registration process.
Jul 18 2014 01:00

Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency's Annapolis Youth Services Bureau in partnership with St. James' Parish announce Stepping into the Future: a group for youth that explores emotional / anger management, communication, self-esteem, and decision making. Sessions are led by Andrew Mueller (AYSB). The group is open to youth age 11-18 (participants may be grouped by age level), and will meet Tuesdays 6 PM to 7 PM starting on July 8th. To register, contact either St. James' Parish at 410-867-2838 or Phyllis Collins (AYSB) at 410-626-1800.
Jul 07 2014 01:00