St. Philip and James is an old parish located in the heart of Charles Village. The church itself is absolutely breathtaking, from its ornate architectural features to the tiled mosaics on the ceiling. There is definitely a multicultural feel to this church, which I liked, but it also seemed old. Parishioner are pleasant, but I wouldn't classify them as overly friendly. The parish makeup is a combination of elderly members of the community and college students from nearby Johns Hopkins. The parish has been working lately on outreach and community involvement initiatives, so I think they are trying to work on reinvigorating their image.