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)

The Lectionary:
February 7, 2016: Transfiguration Sunday (Year C)
Exodus 34:29-35 * Psalm 99 * 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 * Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)

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What St. James' Means To Me

“St. James' is a comforting place that teaches you about God and life.” - St. James' Youth
“I love that the doors are always open to anyone. I love the building, the history, the liturgy, the stories, the people and especially the music.”

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Recent Announcements

Pancake Supper, February 9th
The annual Pancake Supper will take place on Shrove Tuesday, February 9th from 6 PM to 8 PM. Youth are to arrive at 4:30 PM for set-up. Everyone is invited! There will be a "free-will offering."
Feb 02 2016 02:00

**New for Lent** Morning Bible Study, Starting February 2nd
Morning Bible Study will be held each Tuesday during Lent with Michelle Awalt, beginning February 2nd at 10 AM in the Education Building.
Jan 26 2016 13:15

Adult Forum begins a new study in January!
Adult Forum class will delve into a beautiful book by Catherine Keller (Professor of Theology at Drew University), "On the Mystery - Discerning Divinity in Process". John B. Cobb of Claremont School of Theology writes "At last; deeply Christian theology that is genuinely credible, relevant, important and also accessible." Join us!
Dec 27 2015 02:00

Please Note: there will be no 5:30 PM service on December 27th
Dec 26 2015 06:55

Tuesday Social Group with a Bible Study
A group of adults meets every Tuesday evening at 7 PM. in the Library to socialize AND discuss a book of choice. We are off until Tuesday, January 5th when we begin a new book: King David: A Biography, by Steven McKenzie. Please join us.
Dec 22 2015 02:00

Greening the Church, December 23rd
On Wednesday, December 23rd, at 10 AM, please join us and help decorate St. James' Church for Christmas. We need everyone's help and you'll have lots of fun! For additional information, please contact Lillie Barrett at 301-855-7829.
Dec 16 2015 02:00

Christmas Pageant, December 20th
During the 9 AM service our youth Christmas pageant will take place. This year it is a "no rehearsal play" that the youth can participate in upon arriving for the Service.
Dec 15 2015 02:00

Farewell Reception - Kerry+ & Kelly, December 13th
Please join us to thank Kerry Smith+ and Kelly Richard for their service to St. James' Parish and to wish them well in their new home in South Carolina. They will be visiting St. James' Parish and attending all three morning services. The Women of St. James' Parish will host this special reception in their honor on December 13th during the Coffee Hour (following the 9 a.m. Service) and in thanksgiving for their service to the parish over a number of years.
Dec 08 2015 02:00