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.

  • 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

  • Mon
    01
    Jan
    2024
    Sat
    20
    Jan
    2024

    We have just received an acknowledgement that £122.46 was collected for Willowburn hospice in the period ending  February 2023.

    This was St James’s nominated charity for an earlier period which was disrupted by the pandemic

  • Thank you to everyone for the recent food bank contributions. Harry Charlton ( foodbank coordinator) informs us that 18 bags of food have been delivered to Stanley. Well done to all concerned.

  • Fri
    05
    Jan
    2024
    Fri
    29
    Mar
    2024
    10:30 amSt James Church Hall

    Why not call in for a tea or coffee and a chat ?

    PLEASE NOTE -There will be no coffee morning on Good Friday.

  • Sun
    14
    Jan
    2024
    Sat
    20
    Jan
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    We welcome Rev Martin Saunders

    1 Samuel 3. 1-10 (11-20) John 1.  43-end

    Reading by Kathy Nevin

  • Sun
    28
    Jan
    2024
    Sat
    03
    Feb
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    We welcome Rev Cannon Heather Murray

     Readings :Malachi  3. 1-5 ,Luke 2. 22-40

    Reader Annette Doherty

  • Sun
    04
    Feb
    2024
    Sat
    10
    Feb
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church
  • Tue
    06
    Feb
    2024
    1:30 pmSt James Church Hall

    Mothers Union meeting are pleased to see Ian McArdle will be talking on the life of Edith Cavell. Everyone welcome to attend.

  • Sun
    11
    Feb
    2024
    Sat
    17
    Feb
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    We welcome Rev Martin Saunders

    2 Kings 2. 1-12
    Mark 9. 2-9

    Notice sheet February 11th

  • Sun
    18
    Feb
    2024
    Sat
    24
    Feb
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Jill Nattrass will offer
    communion by extension

    Genesis 9. 8-17
    Mark 1. 9-15
    Reading by Phil Partington

    Notice sheet February 18th CLICK TO OPEN

  • Mon
    19
    Feb
    2024
    Mon
    18
    Mar
    2024
    10:00 am

    This Lent we will be holding a course based on the film  I Daniel Blake .This will run for 5 sessions in the hall, starting on  Monday February 19th at 10am

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2024
    Sat
    02
    Mar
    2024
  • Sun
    25
    Feb
    2024
    Sat
    02
    Mar
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church Hall

    Genesis 17 . 1-7
    Mark 8. 31-end

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2024
    1:30 pmSacred Heart Church Byermoor

    Further information will be available soon from Adele Evitt.

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2024
    3:00 pmSt James Church Hall

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2024
    Sat
    09
    Mar
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Notice sheet March 3rd

    Today we welcome

    Rev. Heather Murray

     

  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2024
    1:30 pmSt James Church

  • Sun
    10
    Mar
    2024
    Sat
    16
    Mar
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    We welcome Rev. Martin Saunders

     Exodus 2. 1-10    John 19. 25b -27  

    Notice sheet March 10th Click to open

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2024
    9:45 amSt James Church
  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2024
    Sat
    23
    Mar
    2024
  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2024
    7:00 pmSt James Church

  • Fri
    29
    Mar
    2024
    10:00 amSt James Church

  • 2:00 pmSt James Church

  • Sun
    31
    Mar
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    We welcome Rev. Heather Murray

     Reading :

    Acts 10. 34-43

    John 20. 1-18

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2024
    Sat
    13
    Apr
    2024
  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2024
    Sat
    20
    Apr
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church


    Acts 3. 12-19
    Luke 24. 36b-48

  • Tue
    16
    Apr
    2024
    7:00 pmSt James Church Hall

    This is the opportunity to support the Parochial Church Council (P.C.C.) and receive reports on the management of all aspects of church life. There are leaflets at the back of church outlining the role of the P.C.C.

  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2024
    3:00 pm St. Andrew’s Church, Corbridge

    Ryton Choral Society will be performing Johannes Brahms ‘ Ein Deutsches Requiem’ (A German Requiem), in German, in the wonderful acoustic of St. Andrew’s Church, Corbridge under the
    direction of Alastair Lord and accompanied by two pianists, David Murray and Eileen Bown. Tickets are available from members, on-the-door Adults £14, Students £5 https://www.tickettailor.com/events/rytonchor
    alsociety/1168311

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2024
    Sat
    04
    May
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church Hall

    Notice sheet 28th May CLICK TO OPEN 

    Acts 8.  26-end   John 15. 1-8

     

  • Mon
    29
    Apr
    2024
    Mon
    30
    Sep
    2024
    10:00 amSt James Church

    Please come along and join the team in looking after the Church and the grounds. We meet every Monday with the exception of Bank Holidays/

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2024
    9:45 amSt James Church

    Morning Prayer

  • Sun
    05
    May
    2024
    Sat
    11
    May
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    We welcome Rev. Adrian Gatrill
    Acts. 10. 44-end John. 15. 9-17

  • Thu
    09
    May
    2024
    7:00 pmSt. Margaret’s Church Tanfield .

  • Sun
    12
    May
    2024
    Sat
    18
    May
    2024

    There are seven days and so many ways to make a difference.

    This year’s appeal – from 12-18 May - is focusing on work in Burundi, one of the most densely populated and poorest countries in Africa. Heavily reliant on agriculture, it’s also one of the least prepared to combat the effects of climate change, including droughts, floods and landslides. The global cost of living crisis has intensified the challenges: more than 70 per cent of the population live in poverty and more than half of children are chronically malnourished.

  • Sun
    19
    May
    2024
    Sat
    25
    May
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church
  • Sun
    26
    May
    2024
    5:30 amSt. Ives Church

    You are warmly invited to "Evensong & Supper" for Trinity Sunday, 26th May at 5:30pm in St Ives' Church Leadgate.

    This traditional service of Choral Evensong will include music by Herbert Brewer and C.V Stanford.

    The guest preacher will be Samuel Keeler-Walker, Lay Reader, one of the founders of "Evensong & Supper" at St Paul's church, Canterbury.

    The service is followed by a simple supper and opportunity to share fellowship.

  • Sun
    26
    May
    2024
    Sat
    01
    Jun
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Morning prayer led by church members

    Isiah 6. 1-8      John. 3 1-17 .

  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2024
    Sat
    08
    Jun
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    The service will be led by Rev. Andrea Dart

  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2024
  • 1:30 pmSt James Church Hall
  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2024
    9:45 amSt James Church
  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2024
    St James Church Hall

  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2024
    Sat
    15
    Jun
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    The service will be led this Sunday by Rev. Martin Saunders

    Reading by  Phil Partington

    notice sheet June 9th 24

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2024
    3:00 pmBurnopfield Methodist Church

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2024
    Sat
    22
    Jun
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Jill Nattrass will offer communion this Sunday by extension

    Ezekiel 17. 22-end   Mark 4. 26 -34

  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2024
    6:30 pm

    We look forward to the return of the Argus Singers and enjoying wine and nibbles on a warm summer evening. Tickets will be available nearer the date. Priced at £8

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church Hall

  • Sun
    30
    Jun
    2024
    Sat
    06
    Jul
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Today we welcome
    Rev. Martin Saunders to our Sunday Service .

    notice sheet June 30th.24 (002)[58190]

  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2024
    9:45 amSt James Church

    Morning Prayer

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    13
    Jul
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    We will welcome Rev. Andrea Dart who will conduct the Sunday Service .
    Reading by Daryl Smith
    Ezekiel 2. 1-5 Mark 6. 1-13

    notice sheet JULY 7TH

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    20
    Jul
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Jill Nattrass will offer communion by extension on 14th July .

    Reading : Amos 7. 7-15     Mark 6. 14-19

  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church

    Morning Service this Sunday led by church members
    Readings : Jeremiah 23. 1-6 Mark 6. 30.34, 53-end

  • Sun
    25
    Aug
    2024
    11:00 amSt James Church Hall

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2024
    6:00 pmSt. Barnabas Church Rowlands Gill

    A confirmation service will be held at St. Barnabas Church. Rowlands Gill on 12th October .

    We are presenting adult candidates from St. James to be confirmed.

    Anyone else wishing to consider confirmation please have a word with Pam  Martin.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2024
    St James Church Hall

    There has been a good response to people booking tables for this event. There are very few tables left to hire so if you know of anyone who may be interested please have a word with Norma Brown.

  • 1030 to 2.30St James Church Hall

    Come along as there will be a selection of stalls or why not hire a table for only £10. Contact Norma Brown 01207 272401 or normajoybrown@gmail.com to hire a table or for further information .

     

 

 

 

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