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  installed as the vicar of the Benefice of ‘Tanfield’ with ‘Burnopfield & Dipton’ on 11th June 2015


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Vicar: Revd Dr. Andy Miller

Parish Office: 01207 270261

Curate Rev. Ali Miller 07557 148689

Church website: www.stjamesburnopfield.org.uk


email: stjamesburnopfieldanddipton@yahoo.co.uk

Durham Diocese: www.durham.anglican.org

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/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 (NE16 6JA).

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The Week Ahead

16th February 2020.

     Sunday Next Before Lent.



Mens Group- 7.00p.m.


Standing Committee -7.00 p.m.


Julian Prayer -2.00 p.m.

Holy Communion with Ashing -7.00p.m.


Leazes Hall -2.00 p.m.

Holy Communion – 9.45a.m.


Lent Brunch – 11.00 a.m.

Safeguarding Training – 2.00p.m.


Holy Communion  – 8.00 am.

Holy Communion- 10.45am.


Lent 2020 will begin on Ash Wednesday with the usual service of Holy Communion with ashing on Wednesday 26th February at 7pm here in St James’ Church.

Also this year for Lent across the Benefice we will be following the Church of England #Live Lent campaign “Care For God’s Creation” 40 days of Bible readings, reflections and actions focused on protecting the world around us. Booklets will be available for those who want them from church soon. As well as this there will be the chance every week for those who want to discuss how this is going to meet for “Lent Brunch” every Saturday morning in Lent at 11am in the Vicarage.

And there will be Evening Prayer for Lent every week on a Wednesday at 5.30pm at St Margaret’s Church in Tanfield, followed by the Ministry of Reconciliation (Confession) for those who want it.

Mothers Union Make a Mothers Day

Mothering Sunday is a special time to say thank you to all mothers and caregivers for the selflessness with which they nurture, love and help us to grow.

Since 2006 our Make a Mother’s Day Appeal has celebrated this and our ethical gifts have the added benefit of making a difference to mothers and caregivers in communities all around the world.

This year, you can celebrate or remember someone special by giving a gift that grows. Your gift can help empower women, children and communities worldwide to tackle the challenges they face and make positive changes that grow and last.

Cards will be available soon to recognise your giving, and all the money collected will be sent to this appeal.

New for 2020

The Wonder Club

On the second Sunday of each month during the sermon slot we will be having the Wonder Club- Godly Play stories for families in the vestry, beginning with Holy Baptism on the 12th of January.

St. James Charity 2020  

The PCC has decided that we will have a charity that we collect for in church, alongside the Foodbank, Leprosy Mission etc.

This will replace the usual giving at Christmas time from our general funds. The Willowburn Hospice will be the charity to be supported in 2020.

Look out for the collection boxes at the back of church if you wish to make a donation.


Services & Prayer Days

Sunday Worship

8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

10.45am Parish Communion (Common Worship)

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.

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. 

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