St. James ChurchSt. James Church, Burnopfield is your Parish Church if you live in Burnopfield, The Leazes, The Lintz, The Hobson and Crookgate Bank and Dipton.
Corona Virus News
Important Up Date.
St James Church is now open once again for public worship on a Sunday morning at 11am. In order to attend you will need to book a place with the Vicar via phone between midday on Thursday and midday on Friday the week before the service itself as places are limited.
All previous COIVD-19 safety measures apply (e.g. masks, hand sanitiser, socially distanced seating) – and these can be explained when you contact the Vicar.
Please note, however, that there will be no private prayer sessions on a Wednesday for the time being.
Needing assistance at this difficult time ?
It can be a difficult time for some people during this period of national lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Church of England 24-hour telephone line, Daily Hope offering music, prayers and reflections on 0800 804 8044 may help .
Please also make a note of the Samaritans helpline 116 123.
Live Streaming in the Benefice of Tanfield with Burnopfield and Dipton .
The following services and events are taking place in the Benefice online. Join live or catch up later.
- 5pm Evening Prayer, St Margaret’s Tanfield Facebook page
- 10.30am Meditation, St James Burnopfield Facebook page
- 5pm Evening Prayer, St James Burnopfield Facebook page
- 6pm online Eucharist for the St James Burnopfield Facebook page.
- 7pm Compline, St James Burnopfield Facebook page
Other Times of Prayer or Worship.
Look out for details of when these will take place on Facebook
- Meditation Class – usually weekly and at varying times on the St James Burnopfield Facebook page
- Godly Play/Messy Church – usually monthly at 3pm on a Sunday on the St James Burnopfield .
Thank you to everyone who is still giving to the Foodbank. Having spoken to the Foodbank at Stanley, whilst they can and do use any fresh food that is donated, they really need canned goods at this time, such is the demand. If you do find yourself able to give anything, then please do so – you can if you wish leave it at the Vicarage by arrangement, or we could perhaps come and collect it – again in a socially distanced manner.
The Week Ahead
Sun07Mar2021Sun27Jun20217:00 pmAlternate between the 2 Facebook pages starting at St Margaret's on Sunday 15th Nov 2020
Tue09Mar2021Sun27Jun20215:00 pmSt Margaret’s Church Tanfield Facebook page
Sun18Apr2021Sun27Jun202111:00 amSt James’ Church Burnopfield
To attend the service at Burnopfield you will need to book a slot and this can be done by phoning the Vicar between midday on Thursday and midday on Friday before the service
Thu22Apr202110:30 amSt James’ Church Burnopfield Facebook page
Thu22Apr2021Thu24Jun20215:00 pmSt James’ Church Burnopfield Facebook page every Thursday.
Sat24Apr20216:00 pmSt James’ Church Burnopfield Facebook page
Wed19May2021TBASt James’ Church Burnopfield
The hope is that these will be held in Church – and if so, your intention to attend will need to be noted for reasons of COVID safety. However, if the rules at the time on social distancing etc do not allow physical meetings, then these meetings will instead be held via Zoom – and again you will need to inform the Vicar that you wish to attend in order to receive the link.
Either way, we are currently revising the Electoral Roll as required and preparing for elections. If you are not on the roll and wish to be, or if you wish to be considered for election as Churchwarden or as a member of the PCC, then please ask the Vicar for a form.
An election of 4 members to the House of Laity of the Diocesan Synod in the Diocese of Durham will take place between 20th. May and 12th. June 2021. If you are interested in putting yourself forward for this, then again, please speak to the Vicar.