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.

Sunday Worship: 8:00am Holy Communion, 10:45am Parish Communion

Corona Virus News


Latest Coronavirus Statement from the Church of England.

The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, said: “We note from the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy that churches could be open from July as part of the conditional and phased plan to begin lifting the lockdown. We look forward to the time when we are able to gather again in our church buildings.

“We are examining what steps we will need to take to do so safely and are actively planning ahead in preparation. We strongly support the Government’s approach of continuing to suppress the transmission of the virus and accordingly, we recognise that at this time public worship cannot return in the interests of public health and safety.”



Rev Dr Andrew Miller

Vicar of Tanfield with Burnopfield and Dipton

01207 270261

With prayers and best wishes Andy,

17 03 20 Joint letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York re coronavirus

Covid 19 Useful Contacts for Residents of Burnopfield and Dipton.

If you have internet access you can find a list of local support groups and organisations that can provide assistance at:

You can also follow all of the latest information from Durham County Council at

If you require support with shopping and/or prescription pickup you can contact Durham County Council for support:

Get help if you’re self-isolating – Durham County Council

Get access to support (for example with food deliveries) when you’re not able to leave the home.

If you have received a letter or text from the NHS to inform you that you are a “clinically extremely vulnerable person” you or a family member can register you for extra support online by going to: https://

Get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person – GOV.UK

Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.


Live Streaming in the Benefice of Tanfield with Burnopfield and Dipton .


From now and for the time being, we will be Live Streaming using the following pattern of services across the Benefice each week

Every Tuesday at 5pm, from the St Margaret’s Church Tanfield Facebook page – Evening Prayer

Every Thursday at 5pm, from the St James’ Church Burnopfield Facebook page – Evening Prayer

 Every Sunday at 10am, alternating from week to week between the two Facebook pages – a Service of Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 7pm, alternating from week to week between the two Facebook pages – Compline (Night Prayer)

Please keep your eyes on Twitter and Facebook for other Live Streamed events such as Godly Play Stories, Meditations or Evening Prayer for Saints Days etc


Sunday Worship

8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

10.45am Parish Communion (Common Worship)

Thursday Worship

9.45am Holy Communion

The Week Ahead




The Stations of the Resurrection Booklet.

The attached booklet provides readings and reflections. Stations of the Resurrection Booklet CLICK HERE TO OPEN .


Service Times

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