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We Welcome You in the Name of Jesus Christ our Savior

February 5, 2016

Dear Friends in Christ,
It is with great joy that your Vestry announces that the next Rector of St. James’ Parish is the Reverend William T. Alford.

Father Alford was approved unanimously at a special Vestry meeting. He accepted our call and the Letter of Agreement was negotiated and signed on February 1, 2016.

Father Alford has many years of experience in parish ministry, most recently with St. Benedict’s Church in New Freedom, PA. He has celebrated the Eucharist at St. James’ for several months, providing continuity as a supply priest.

Vestry thanks the search committee members for giving their time and talent in this process.

Please welcome Father Bill into our St. James’ family. Please read Fr. Bill’s letter to the parish here.

Faithfully Yours,
Martha Canoune
Senior Warden
St. James’ Church

Where Families and Friends Come to Worship
St. James’, an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Maryland, is a growing country church in a serene setting, conveniently located at 19200 York Road in Parkton, Md., just south of the Parkton post office and Exit 33 of I-83. Farmers, retailers and railroad employees built the church a century ago so families could worship in a proper chapel, not in a dry goods store where the church was founded. St. James’ Church exists today because of their foresight.

That same vision has been held by generations of St. James’ members. We have inherited that spirit and with it a sense of history.

We invite you to join us in worship, fellowship and fun, and to be part of the future of St. James’ Church.

Our Mission:
St. James’ Church, a parish rooted in its witness to Christ, is a welcoming Episcopal community–open in spirit, deep in faith, rich in worship, and active in service.