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. On the first Thursday of the month morning prayer will be conducted

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

Safeguarding.
The Parochial Church Council of St James, Burnopfield & Dipton is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone, especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

You can find out more about this in detail by visiting the safeguarding page on this site.

Please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Beth Miller  07968 034075  beth.miller@durham.anglican.org as a point of contact .

150th Anniversary for St. James’ Burnopfield – Diocese of Durham.

On Sunday November 26, Bishop Paul presided over an anniversary eucharist .

For more information of the service and the history of the Church please click on the link https://durhamdiocese.org/150th-anniversary-for-st-james-burnopfield.php

 Prayers for the Ukraine .

God of peace and justice ,we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Amen.
Archbishop Justin Welby  ,Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

Prayers for the Middle East.

O God of all justice and peace we cry out to you in the midst of the pain and trauma of violence and fear which prevails in the Holy Land.

Be with those who need you in these days of suffering; we pray for people of all faiths – Jews, Muslims and Christians and for all people of the land.

While we pray to you, O Lord, for an end to violence and the establishment of peace, we also call for you to bring justice and equity to the peoples.

Guide us into your kingdom where all people are treated with dignity and honour as your children for to all of us you are our Heavenly Father.

In Jesus’ name we pray.

Amen
This prayer was written by The Very Revd Canon Richard Swell, Dean of St George’s College Jerusalem.

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

Update:

Restructuring of the Deanery

At a recent Deanery Synod Meeting a decision was made that we would be part of what is known as The Derwentside East Group.

We will be sharing a Priest with Harelaw church, and covering the areas of Harelaw, Annfield Plain, Burnopfield and Dipton.

This is a very positive step towards installing a new Priest, who will live in Burnopfield Vicarage.

Fundraising .

We have been fortunate to have been selected for this years community funding. If you have a Coop card you can start this week to nominate the cause of St James Church Hall to receive recognition of your spending.The money will be presented to us late next year and depends on receiving nominations. If you don’t have a card you can apply for one next time you shop.

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:

 

Foodbank.

Many individuals and families are finding it difficult to feed themselves during the changes within the economy which have affected family incomes and increases in the cost of living. 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 huge thank you to Harry Charlton for all the work he has done over the years delivering our food bank collections to Stanley. Harry is unable to continue this at present but we will continue to collect at both venues.

 

 

 

 

Services & Upcoming Events.

  • Tue
    03
    Jan
    2023
  • Sun
    08
    Jan
    2023
    Sat
    14
    Jan
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church Church

    We welcome Rev Andrea Dart

    Readings: Isaiah 60. 1-6             Mathew 2. 1-12

     Intercessions by Daryl Smith

  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    2023
    7:00 pmSt James Church Hall
  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2023
    Tue
    28
    Feb
    2023

    Devastating earthquakes have hit Turkey and Syria, killing thousands of people and reducing buildings to rubble. People need urgent aid to survive. Donate now to help save lives.

    Please CLICK on the link below to donate.

    https://www.dec.org.uk/?msclkid=0ffd5a811dc81042aa19396734e3e375&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Turkey-Syria%20Earthquake%20Appeal&utm_term=turkey%20appeal&utm_content=Turkey%20-%20Earthquake%20Appeal

  • Sun
    19
    Feb
    2023
    Sat
    25
    Feb
    2023
    St James Church Church

    Jill Nattrass will lead our service and administer Communion by extension
    Readings: Exodus 24. 12 – end. Mathew 17. 1 - 9
    Intercessions by Phil Partington

  • Tue
    21
    Feb
    2023
    1:30 amSt James Church Hall
  • Wed
    22
    Feb
    2023
    7:00 pmSt James Church Hall
  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2023
    2:00 pm Leazes Hall
  • Fri
    24
    Feb
    2023
    Sun
    26
    Feb
    2023

    We are inviting churches across Britain and Ireland to join together in an act of witness to pray for Ukraine on Sunday 26th February , for an end to the conflict and for all those affected by the terrible impact of war.

    The act of witness will stand in solidarity with the national services being organized with Churches Together in England and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic  Church on 24th February.

  • Sun
    26
    Feb
    2023
    St James Church Church

    February 26th Notice sheet CLICK TO OPEN

    Rev. Martin Saunders will lead our service
    Readings : Genesis 2. 15-17;3.1-7 Mathew 4. 1-11
    Reading by Annette Doherty.
    Intercessions by Jill Nattrass

  • Mon
    27
    Feb
    2023
    Mon
    03
    Apr
    2023
    10:00 amSt James Church Hall

    The Course is based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s
    recommended book ‘Failure’ by Emma Ineson The theme being
    “What Jesus said about sin, mistakes and messing stuff up”
    The 6 week course starts on Monday 27th February at 10.00am in the
    church hall and will be led by Rev Martin Saunders.
    Each session will be based on a chapter of the book

  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2023
    1:30 pmBurnopfield Methodist Church
    World Day of Prayer. Friday 3rd March. 1.30 p.m. To be held at Burnopfield Methodist Church, we encourage everyone to attend this ecumenical event. The country in focus is Taiwan, and as local organiser Adele has produced a colourful display at the back of church and she can furnish any further information if required.
  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2023
    Sat
    11
    Mar
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church Church
  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2023
    2:00 pmSt James Church Church

     

    Led by Rev. Norma Cleese everyone is welcome to attend this service.. This will be followed by refreshments.

     

     

  • Sun
    12
    Mar
    2023
    Sat
    18
    Mar
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church Church

    Jill Nattrass will lead the service offering communion by extension
    Readings : Exodus 17. 1-7 John 4. 5-42
    Reading: Tony Kreft

  • Wed
    15
    Mar
    2023
    10:30 amSt James Church Hall
    M.H.A are inviting people to be involved in Easter Crafting on Wednesday morning at 10.30. Free transport is available ifneeded, alongside refreshments and friendly faces.
    Why not GIVE IT A GO .
  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2023
    2.30 to 4.30St James Church Hall

  • Sun
    19
    Mar
    2023

    Once again you can ‘Make a Mother’s Day’ by supporting this campaign, helping mothers and families in many situations across the world. Please take time to look at the display at the back of church. A card is available to send to someone to show you have donated on their behalf or https://www.mothersunion.org/make-mothers-day-2023

  • Mon
    27
    Mar
    2023
    Sat
    01
    Apr
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church Church
  • Wed
    29
    Mar
    2023
    10:30 amSt James Church Church

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  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2023
    Sat
    08
    Apr
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church Church

    We welcome Rev. Andrea Dart
    Readings: Isaiah 50. 4-9a Mathew 26. 14-end of 27
    Reading by Joan Bell

    April 2nd notice sheet CLICK TO OPEN

  • Thu
    06
    Apr
    2023
    7:00 pmSt James Church

  • Fri
    07
    Apr
    2023
    10:00 amSt James Church

    Walk of Witness starting from St. James at 10am and processing to the Methodist Church. 2pm service in church

  • Sun
    09
    Apr
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

     

    We welcome Rev. Martin Saunders Readings: Acts 10. 34-43 John 20 1-18
    Reading by Norma Brown

    April 9TH notice sheet CLICK TO OPEN

  • Wed
    12
    Apr
    2023
    10:30 amSt James Church Hall

    There will be a talk given about the ‘Hundred most Famous Geordies’ as identified by Newcastle Evening Chronicle. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Refreshments provided.

     

  • Sun
    16
    Apr
    2023
    Sat
    22
    Apr
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Jill Nattrass will lead the service and offer
    Communion by extension
    Readings: Acts 2.14a 22-32. John 20 19-end
    Reading by Phil Partington

    notice sheet april 16th CLICK TO OPEN

  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2023
    Sun
    30
    Apr
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Archdeacon Libby will lead our service
    Readings: Acts 2.14a 26-41. Luke 24. 13-35 0 19-end
    Reading by Adele Evitt

  • Tue
    25
    Apr
    2023
    7:00 pmSt James Church Hall

    Forms are available at the back of church prior to the election of Church Wardens and PCC members. For further
    information please contact the Church Wardens.

  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2023
    Sat
    06
    May
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    The service will be conducted by Revd. Martin Saunders.

  • Fri
    05
    May
    2023
    St James Church Hall

    Last chance for tickets for the cheese and wine event on Friday evening, 5th May. The tickets are £10 and include a glass of wine or juice and cheese and nibbles. The Ryton Community Singers will be performing and the hall will be decked accordingly in recognition of this special weekend.

  • Fri
    05
    May
    2023
    Mon
    08
    May
    2023

    We have a cheese and wine event on Friday evening, when the Ryton Community Singers will be performing. Café Church will form our worship on the Sunday. Further information will be available nearer the time

  • Sun
    07
    May
    2023
    Sat
    13
    May
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church Hall

    Readings: Acts 7.55 - end John 14. 1-14 Reading by Phil.Partington

    Refreshments served from 10.30 – 10.45

    notice sheet May 7th amended CLICK TO OPEN

  • Thu
    11
    May
    2023
    2:15 amHoly Cross Church, Ryton
  • Sun
    14
    May
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Jill Nattress will be leading our service and offering communion by extension
    Readings: Acts 17.22-31 John 14. 15-21

  • Thu
    18
    May
    2023
    7:00 pmChrist Church, Consett

  • Sun
    28
    May
    2023
    Sat
    03
    Jun
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Today Revd. Andrea Dart will lead our service

    May 28th Notices CLICK TO OPEN

  • Sun
    04
    Jun
    2023
    2.30 to 4.30St James Church Hall

    We are holding our next Messy Church in the Church Hall on Sunday 4th June from 2.30 – 4.30.

    Our theme is caring for God’s Creation.

    Worship,crafts and food for children up to 8 years (accompanied by a parent/carer).

    Please encourage any local families you know to join us.

  • Sun
    04
    Jun
    2023
    Sat
    10
    Jun
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

     Jill Nattrass will lead Communion by Extension

            Readings: Isaiah 40.12-17,27-end      Matthew 28.16-end

    June 4th notice sheet CLICK TO OPEN

  • Sun
    11
    Jun
    2023
    Sat
    17
    Jun
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    We welcome Rev. Ian Waugh
    Readings: Genesis 12. 1-9 Matthew 9. 9-13, 18-26
    Reading by Norma Brown

    June 11th notice sheet CLICK TO OPEN

  • Sun
    18
    Jun
    2023
    12:30 pmSt James Church
  • Sun
    18
    Jun
    2023
    Sat
    24
    Jun
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Service to be led by Rev. Martin Saunders
    Readings: Genesis 18. 1-15 (21. 1-7.
    Matthew 9. 35- 10.8 (9-23)
    Reading by Joan Bell

    June 18th NOTICE SHEET CLICK TO OPEN

  • Mon
    19
    Jun
    2023
    Mon
    07
    Aug
    2023
    10:00 amEvery Monday
  • Sun
    25
    Jun
    2023
    Sat
    01
    Jul
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Rev Martin Saunders will lead our service.
    Readings: Genesis 21 8-21 Matthew 10 24-39
    Reading by Phil Partington

    June 25th notice sheet

  • Tue
    27
    Jun
    2023
    7:00 pmSt James Church Hall

    There will be a meeting of the PCC with Tanfield PCC in St
    James Church Hall on Tuesday 27th June at 7pm led by
    Archdeacon Libby Wilkinson.

  • Sun
    02
    Jul
    2023
    3:00 pmBurnopfield Methodist Church

    Joint unity service to be held at Burnopfield Methodist Church

  • Sun
    02
    Jul
    2023
    Sat
    08
    Jul
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Service to be led by Rev. Martin Saunders

     Readings: Genesis 22.1-14

        Mathew10. 40-end

      Reading by Barbara Brewis

    July 2nd NOtice sheet. CLICK TO OPEN

  • 11:00 amSt James Church

    Service is to be be led by Jill Nattrass who will offer communion by extension

                  Readings: Genesis 24.34-38, 42-49,58-end

                                     Mathew 11. 16-19.25-end

      Reading by Roy Beckwith

  • Tue
    04
    Jul
    2023
    1:30 pmSt James Church Hall

    Everyone is invited to listen to Ian Mcardle who is to talk on Wartime Food. Visitors welcome

  • Wed
    05
    Jul
    2023
    10:30 amSt James Church Hall

    Todays speaker is Maureen Haselhurst, local author and weaver of tales.

    Last time Maureen gave a memorable talk on the murder of a local G.P.so we have asked for more!

     

  • Wed
    05
    Jul
    2023
    Wed
    20
    Dec
    2023
    10:30 amSt James Church Hall

     

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    Join us at St.James Church Hall.  Burnopfield at 10.30 am every other Wednesday.

    Activities, speakers, cake and friendship.

    Further enquiries 01207 563825

    Transport may be made available.

     

  • Sun
    16
    Jul
    2023
    Sat
    22
    Jul
    2023
  • Sun
    23
    Jul
    2023
    Sat
    29
    Jul
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Rev Andrea Dart will lad the service

  • Sun
    06
    Aug
    2023
    Sat
    12
    Aug
    2023
  • Sun
    13
    Aug
    2023
    Sat
    19
    Aug
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Jill Nattrass will be leading our worship  offering communion by extension.

     Readings: Genesis37. 1-4, 12-28   Mathew 14, 22-33

  • Sun
    20
    Aug
    2023
    Sat
    26
    Aug
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church
  • Sun
    27
    Aug
    2023
    Sat
    02
    Sep
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Notice sheet August 27th CLICK TO OPEN

    Well welcome Rev . Martin Saunders

    Readings : Exodus 1 . 8-2.10

    Matthew 16.13-20.

     

  • Tue
    29
    Aug
    2023
    2:00 pmLeazes Hall
  • Fri
    01
    Sep
    2023
    Sun
    15
    Oct
    2023

    A six week course exploring worship and equipping lay people to help with delivering church worship starts in September (date to be confirmed).

    Please speak to Pam Martin if you are interested.

  • Sun
    03
    Sep
    2023
    Sat
    09
    Sep
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Notice sheet September 3rd (1)

    Jill Nattrass will offer communion by extension .

    Readings : Exodus 3. 1-15 & Mathew 16. 21-end.

    Reading by Barbara Brewis .

  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2023
  • Sun
    10
    Sep
    2023
    Sat
    16
    Sep
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Notice sheet September 10 CLICK TO OPENth (1)

    Rev. Martin Saunders will lead the service

         Readings: Exodus 12. 1-14

         Mathew 16, 21- End

             Reading by Roy Beckwith

  • Sun
    17
    Sep
    2023
    Sat
    23
    Sep
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church Hall

    Readings : Exodus 14-19 end .Matthew 18 .18.35 end

    Notice sheet September 17th CLICK TO OPEN

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2023
    Lanchester

    The Bishop of Durham is to officiate at this service, and anyone wishing to go forward to be confirmed or explore the possibility of doing so, please have a word with Pam Martin or Norma Brown. We do have candidates attending from Burnopfield so you will not be on your own.

    Preparation will be offered locally by the Area Dean.

  • Sun
    24
    Sep
    2023
    Sat
    30
    Sep
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    We welcome Rev. Martin Saunders
    Baptism of Miles Tatham

    Readings: Exodus 16. 2-15
    Mathew 20. 1-16

  • Fri
    29
    Sep
    2023
    Fri
    15
    Dec
    2023
    10.30 TO 12.00St James Church Hall

    Please come along for a tea or coffee and a chat .

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2023
    Sat
    07
    Oct
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Notice sheet OCTOBER 1ST CLICK TO OPEN (1)

    Jill Nattrass will offer communion by extension
    Readings : Exodus 17. 1-7
    Mathew 21. 23-32

  • Sun
    08
    Oct
    2023
    Sat
    14
    Oct
    2023
  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2023
    St James Church Hall

     

    We are hoping to organise this following the success of past
    years. Please spread the world to anyone that may wish to
    hire a table. This will take the place of the traditional
    Christmas Fair so we do need people’s support .

  • Fri
    17
    Nov
    2023
    6:30 pmSt James Church Hall

    We have been able to book Glendale Choir for a concert. The Glendale is a mixed voice four-part choir which has been in existence for over 100 years. Tickets are available at £8 including a glass of wine or juice. Please try and support this event.

  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2023
    TBASt James Church

    Unfortunately June Gledhill and her music group have cancelled this event due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • Fri
    24
    Nov
    2023
    Sat
    25
    Nov
    2023
    10.30am to 2.30pmSt James Church Hall

    We have organized an exhibition of memorabilia about both the Church and the wide community. Join us to reminisce and see how things have changed during this period.

  • Sun
    03
    Dec
    2023
    3:00 pmSt James Church Hall

     

    During the service a collection will be made for the Children's society

     

  • Sun
    03
    Dec
    2023
    Sat
    09
    Dec
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church
  • Sun
    10
    Dec
    2023
    3:00 pmSt James Church Hall

    Fun, crafts and simple worship followed by tea.

  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2023
    Sat
    23
    Dec
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church
  • Sun
    17
    Dec
    2023
    5:00 pmSt James Church

     

    Traditional telling of the Christmas Story with carols and readings.

  • Sun
    24
    Dec
    2023
    5:00 pmSt James Church

    A service for the young and young in heart!

  • 9:00 pmSt James Church

    Join us in celebrating Christmas and the birth of Christ.

     

     

  • Sun
    24
    Dec
    2023
    Sat
    30
    Dec
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

    We welcome Rev. Martin Saunders

    Notice sheet December 24th

  • Mon
    25
    Dec
    2023
    11:00 amSt James Church

  • Sun
    31
    Dec
    2023
    Sat
    06
    Jan
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Stable with Nativity Figures

    Jill Nattrass will offer  communion by extension

          Isaiah 61. 10-62.3

              Luke 2.  15-21

         Reading by Norma Brown

 

 

 

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