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.

Corona Virus News

 

Important Up Date.

 In view of the National Lockdown and rising infection rates locally as well as nationally, reluctantly we have decided to suspend in person worship on Sundays.  We shall also remain closed for individual private prayer. 

As you will appreciate this was a difficult decision, as we say, reluctantly taken.  We are convinced, however, that at this time of national emergency, it is the right decision for us to gather online to worship.  We will continually monitor the situation and review this decision.

LENT 2021.

A message from the Rev. Andy :

Hello to you all,

I am once again hoping that this message finds you well – and again offering the chance of a chat on the phone for those I have not had the opportunity to speak to during the lockdown (unbelievably nearly 12 months now) due to not having a number for you.

The main reason for this message is to inform you of the provision for Lent within the Benefice – which is very much shaped by the provision that the Diocese of Durham is offering, this year on the theme of racial justice. Not surprisingly perhaps, given that we are in a National lockdown and being asked to Stay at Home this provision is given online. And it comes in three forms, two of which are centrally run/produced one a more relaxed local offer from myself and Ali. These provisions are the following.

1.The Diocese of Durham Lent Course “Becoming One in Christ: A Journey Through the Lens of Racial Justice”

This is a 5 session course being run centrally by the Diocese on Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm starting on the 23rd February 2021 via Zoom. In order to attend there is a need to register using the following link https://forms.gle/X85cz5y9276SQN24A provided by the Diocese and this needs to be done by Friday 19th Feb.  

2. The Diocese of Durham Religious Resource centre are hosting a series of webinars including reflections and discussions on Race, Racism and Anti-Semitism and based around the lived experiences of those who will be speaking each evening. They are held every Thursday evening during Lent beginning on Thursday 18th of February. For more information, bookings, or recordings of these webinars, please complete this form: click here.

3. Finally as I suggested Ali and I also thought it might be nice to try and have a catch up with those who can by Zoom during Lent. So we will be having a simple “coffee morning” by Zoom every Saturday in Lent at 10am beginning on the 20th February. Just grab yourself a brew and we will get together for a chat. If you want to attend then email me and I will send you the link on the day before.

As we have also suggested you might like to try a book for Lent  – and Ali recommends The Word in the Wilderness: A poem a day for Lent and Easter by Malcolm Guite and published by Canterbury Press.

Anyway I do hope that you will join in with any or all of these things for Lent.

 

And again I do hope that you and family are coping okay at the moment as we make our way through yet another lockdown with Covid-19.

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 .

 As well as the usual Live Streamed Online Eucharist Service which is online at 10.00am each Sunday, please do join us on our Facebook pages for any or all of these services or times of prayer:

Regular Weekly Online Services and Prayer

  • 7pm on a Sunday – a Service of Compline alternating between the Benefice Facebook pages.
  • 5pm on a Tuesday – A Service of Evening Prayer on the St Margaret’s Tanfield Facebook page
  • 5pm on Thursday – A Service of Evening Prayer on the 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 .

Foodbank Donations.

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

  • Wed
    06
    Mar
    2019
    7:00 pmSt James Church.
  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019
    3:00 pmSt James Church Hall & Community Centre.
  • Mon
    18
    Mar
    2019
    Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019
    7:00 pmTBA

    This begins on Ash Wednesday, 6th March when there will be a service with ashing at 7.30pm here at St James' Church. The Lent Course is  produced by the Diocese of Durham conjunction with the Waymark Conference later in 2019.

    All the dates and venues are as follows

    Monday 18th March 7pm

    St. James' Church Hall, Burnopfield

    Monday 25th March 7pm

    St. Margaret's Church Hall, Tanfield

    Short break of one week

    Monday 8th April 7pm

    St. James Church Hall, Burnopfield

    Monday 15th April 7pm,

    St Margaret's Church Hall, Tanfield.

     

  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019
    3:00 pmSt James Church Hall & Community Centre.
  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019
    12:00 pmSt James Church.
  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019
    3:00 pmSt James Church Hall & Community Centre.
  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    10:30 amSt James Church Hall & Community Centre.
  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    10:00 amSt James Church.

    Please come along to help keep our village tidy and at the same time have some time for thoughtful prayer and reflection. The event last month was a great success please come along all are welcome.

  • Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019
    Tue
    09
    Jul
    2019
    7:00 pmSt.Margarets,Tanfield  and St. James ,Burnopfield

    Benefice Bible study and discussion group - the book of Ruth. 

     

    This will begin on Tuesday 11th June at 7pm. The sessions, will alternate between St.Margarets,Tanfield  and St. James ,Burnopfield .

    Tuesday 11th June 7pm - St. James Vestry

    Tuesday 18th  June 7pm- St. Margaret’s Church

    Tuesday 25th   June 7pm- St. James Vestry

    Tuesday 2nd July 7pm - St. Margaret’s Church

    Tuesday 9th July 7pm - St. James Vestry

    Everyone is welcome to attend

     

     

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019
    3:00 pmSt James Church Hall & Community Centre.
  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2019
    7:00 pmSt. James Church Hall & Community Centre.
  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2019
    7:00 pmSt James Church.

    Tickets which includes a glass of wine or juice and nibbles, will be available soon at £6.

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    TBASt. James Church Hall & Community Centre.
  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019
    3:00 pmSt James Church Hall & Community Centre.
  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019
    3:00 pmSt James Church Hall & Community Centre.
  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019

    Clergy and Lay members of congregations across the Diocese will be gathering for this. Check the flyers at the back of church for details and please pray for those who will be attending from our parish as we reflect on what God is saying to the people of Burnopfield and Dipton  and look forward to him being with us and those we live alongside in the future,

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019
    10:30 amSt James Church.
    A Church Outing to Durham is planned for 19th October . Hoping to leave Burnopfield at around 10am and returning from Durham at 3.30pm, a coach will take people to and from the Cathedral making it very accessible for people to be involved. Pease sign at back of church if you are interested in attending.
  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019
    St James Church.
    The Deanery Confirmation service is to be held at St James Burnopfield on Sunday 20 th October. Preparation will begin in September, so if you are interested in being confirmed, or want to know more about what is involved, please have a word with Rev. Andy.
  • 3:00 pmSt James Church Hall & Community Centre.
  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2019
    1:00 pmWhite le Head Methodist Church

    An invitation from White le Head Methodist Church.  Tantobie; DH99RX Lunch followed by a sing a long with old secular songs popular in the early twentieth century when families sang together.

  • Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019
    3:00 pmSt James Church Hall & Community Centre.
  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019
  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019
    4:00 pmSt James Church.
  • Mon
    02
    Dec
    2019
    Hobson Golf Club

    Call Roy Beckwith 270773  or mob:07555067313 to book your place.

  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019
    Woodmans Arms Whickham.
  • 7:00 pmWhickham

    St. James Mothers Union invite members and friends to join them at the Woodmans Arms Whickham, on December 4th at 7pm. Transport will be provided. The menu and a list to sign are at the back of church

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019
  • Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019
    3:00 pmSt James Church Hall & Community Centre.

 

 

 

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