St. James Church

St James Church, Burnopfield

Church of England
Diocese of Durham

St. James Church, Burnopfield is your Parish Church if you live in Burnopfield, The Leazes, The Lintz, The Hobson and Crookgate Bank and Dipton.

Revd Andy Miller was as installed as the vicar of the Benefice of ‘Tanfield’ with ‘Buropfield & Dipton’ on 11th June 2015


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Vicar: Revd Dr. Andy Miller

Parish Office: 01207 270261

Church website: www.stjamesburnopfield.org.uk

email: stjamesburnopfieldanddipton@yahoo.co.uk

Durham Diocese: www.durham.anglican.org

Twitter:  @StJBurnopfield


Map and Directions

You can find the Church via the link below across the top of the Google map at the corner where Syke Road forms a T-junction with the B6310.

Click here for a larger version.

The Week Ahead


Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th November 2015

Advent Sunday


Julian Prayer Group – Church Hall – 2.00pm
Going Deeper; prayer & mediataion – Lanchester Parish Church – 6:00-9:00pm

Holy Communion – 9.45am



Coffee Shop – church hall – 10.30am to 12.03pm



Christmas Fair – Church Hall – 10.30am to 1.00pm



Holy Communion – 8.00am

Parish Communion – 10.45am (note new service time)

Christingle Service – 4.00pm




The Lindisfarne Gospels




Services & Prayer Days

Sunday Worship

8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

10.45am Parish Communion (Common Worship) – note new time of 10.45am from Sunday 6th September onwards.

Thursday Worship

9.45am Holy Communion

If you can’t get to church on Sunday morning then why not come along to this Thursday morning Communion if you are in Burnopfield during the day time?



The Still Service

On the Second Sunday of each month at 6.00pm

Still is a time to give space for God, space for prayer. A time to pause and consider in the hustle and bustle of our lives. Still will be based around Night Prayer/Compline with stillness, quiet, space, candles, silence, short readings, recorded music and simple prayer.

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 Julian Prayer Group

The group meets on the last Wednesday of every month in St James Church at 2.00 pm & 7.30 pm

It is a service lasting about 40 minutes, starting with a short meditation followed by a piece of music leading into 30 minutes of silent contemplative prayer.  A piece of music follows the silence, and ending with a short prayer. 

Click on the image below of Juilan of Norwich to find out more information about this tradition.

julian of norwich






Going Deeper – Lanchester Deanery Evening of Prayer & Mediation

Wednesday 25th November between 6.00 & 9.00pm at Lanchester Parish Church

Prepare for Advent with prayer stations, candles and silence. Please stay
for as long, or as little time as you wish.

This is the first of a series of evenings inspired by the Diocesan Deeper
Course and Meditation Project.



click on this link for more information on Going Deeper


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A monthly Prayer Diary for the Parish of St James Burnopfield with Dipton


“Pray in the Spirit at all times” Ephesians 4:18a

St Paul explains to us that as Christians it is our pleasure, but also our duty to pray. Christ too took Himself away to quiet places to pray to His Father, God.

Ways to Pray

There are many ways to pray

In your prayers you may like to use the following basic structures

  1. Prayer for the day and its tasks: Prayer for the World and its need: Prayer for the church and her life.
  2. Say sorry to God: Say thank you to God: Say please to God.

You can pray holding a cross, or a stone, or with beads or a rosary. You can look at a picture, or icon, or a view. You can go for a walk. You can pray with, or without words.

Please use the prayer diary below as you see fit during your daily times of prayer, there are 31 sections, so one area of church life that you may decide to focus upon each day.


Date Area of church life
1 Vicar
2 Churchwardens
3 Reader
4 Authorised Pastoral Assistant
6 Organist and choir
7 Liturgical Assistants, Eucharistic Ministers and servers
8 Sidespeople and welcomers (Baptisms, weddings, funerals)
9 Readers and intercessors and those who prepare service sheets
10 8am congregation
11 10.45am congregation
12 Messy Church helpers and attendees
13 Julian Prayer Group
14 Still Service congregation
15 Thursday service congregation
16 Dipton Manor Care Home Service
17 Leazes Hall Care Home Service helpers and attendees
18 Church cleaners and flower arrangers
19 The Friday Coffee morning helpers and attendees
20 The Mother’s Union
21 The Men’s Group
22 Those to be baptised in the parish and those who have been
23 Those who are to be married in the parish and those who have been
24 Those who have been recently bereaved in the parish
25 Those who receive Home communion
26 Those who maintain the website and Facebook page
27 Retired clergy who serve the parish
28 Deanery Synod, the Area Dean and other Deanery Clergy
29 The Bishops and Archdeacons
30 The worshipping community at St Margaret’s Tanfield
31 Everyone who has visited St James’ church this year


If you want to know more about prayer within the Church of England then

click on this link for help & ideas on Prayer




St. James Church, Burnopfield is your Parish Church if you live in Burnopfield, The Leazes, The Lintz, The Hobson and Crookgate Bank.