St. James' Episcopal Church - Potomac 301-762-8040

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Having been called to this congregation in early 2017, I am impressed with the joy and warmth the people exude, and the many ways this joy of the Spirit shows up in our ministries and our worship.

The Rev. Meredith Heffner

Rector, St. James' Potomac

Worship Services

Our worship services are held at 8:00am and 10:30am every Sunday. All are welcome! We welcome everyone to worship with us at St. James’, long-time Episcopalians as well as persons from other religious traditions, seekers new to the Christian faith, or those who have never experienced corporate worship in any form. We provide bulletins to make it easy for everyone to fully participate in the service, the prayers, and the hymns. Children may attend Sunday School downstairs (they reunite with their parents in the main church just before Holy Eucharist) or they may stay with their family for the entire service.

UPDATE, March 2020: Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic has temporarily closed our church buildings. However, we’d love to have you join us for virtual worship. You can find the video on our homepage or Facebook page. Please subscribe to our email alerts to learn about other opportunities to connect online.

The 8:00am service takes place in the side chapel (please enter through the main stained glass doors at the front, and an usher can direct you to the chapel to the right of the main altar). This smaller and more intimate service (typically 10-20 worshippers) includes organ music and some congregational singing of hymns.

The 10:30am service is a traditional service with organ and piano, robed choir, and occasionally handbells and other instruments. If you are in need of special prayers, please visit our side chapel during Communion time during the 10:30am service. Our prayer team is available to pray with and for you.

Children are welcome at all services. Nursery care and Sunday School are available at 10:30 for families who choose those options. These are located downstairs – please ask an usher or greeter who will be happy to help direct you.


We are located at 11815 Seven Locks Road in Potomac, MD.  There is ample free parking. If the front lot is full, you’ll find a larger parking lot behind the church.

After Worship

After church, please stop by the Parish Hall (the building to the right as you exit the church) for coffee, a doughnut, and some friendly conversation. Our parishioners love to welcome and get to know newcomers!


Please contact our Rector if you are in need of:
Baptism for yourself or your child
Confirmation or reception into the Anglican church for yourself or your teen
Unction (anointing of the sick or dying)

The Rector can be reached at or (301) 762-8040.

Wherever you are on your faith journey, you will find St. James’ members who are willing to walk with you. Our hearts and doors are open to all!

James Isaacs

Assistant Rector, St. James' Episcopal Church - Potomac