St. James Church

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

Welcome to St James Church ! We are a small, friendly church in Burnopfield, a village in County Durham.

We have a strong tradition of prayerful worship and community service, as well as playing a key role in the life of the village.

You are assured of a warm welcome, both at our regular services and also at our special services held to mark Christmas,  Easter and the other significant events in the church calendar. We also plan a number of community-based events throughout the year.

 Our services

We currently hold one service a week, a spoken Eucharist each Sunday at 11am.  As we are currently in an interregnum this will be carried out by a visiting priest. On some Sundays the service may be limited to Morning Prayer.

You can also access streaming services from Durham Cathedral via the Durham Cathedral Facebook page.

Suspension of Presentation.

Following a recent meeting of key interested parties the Bishop of Durham has signed a Notice of Suspension of Presentation to the benefice of Tanfield with Burnopfield and Dipton.Attached is a copy of the Notice .

Notice of Suspension of Presentation to the benefice of Tanfield with Burnopfield and Dipton. TANFIELD WITH BURNOPFIELD AND DIPTON 16 8 21


Can you help?

St James church relies on the generous donation of time, talents and money by individuals to maintain its buildings and ministry.

If you would like to donate, you can do so using your Smartphone by scanning the QR code below:

Do yo have some spare time?

Please can you help as we are in need of volunteers  to help at the coffee morning held in the hall on a Friday from 10.30 – 12.00 for serving refreshments. In addition we ask if there are any volunteers to help serve refreshments
following the Sunday service. Please contact us for more information . 


The Parochial Church Council of St James Church is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone,  especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults.  It has adopted the Church of England policy for promoting a safer church. This policy deals with all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

You can find out more about this in detail by visiting the Safeguarding page on this site. To find the page simlpy click on the button bar and click on the safguarding page. This includes details of our Safeguarding Officers and other relevant contacts.

In addition, the Diocese of Durham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information, including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer.


Many individuals and families are finding it difficult to feed themselves during the Covid pandemic period and the changes within the economy which have affected family incomes. If you are able to help or support our local foodbank, donations can be made at the Burnopfield Coop or in church when open. Your support would be much appreciated.


A BIG thank you for all  the donations made to the box in the Coop Burnopfield. The box was overflowing and people are being so generous however the need is even greater than ever and ask everyone to continue donating , thank you.




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