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

All services and social activities in the church and hall are suspended until further notice. Here is a message from Rev’d Andy attached is a letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York outlining their decision to suspend public worship in church for the time being.

This naturally means that we will not be meeting for the foreseeable future for our various communion services, nor indeed any other form of worship that involves a gathered community.
Having said this, advice over funerals etc is still to be produced.
Please rest assured that Ali and I will indeed by praying and holding the Eucharist ourselves during this time as the letter suggests, and as some of you may know we are putting together packs for prayer and worship that we will offer electronically or in paper form in the next few weeks for people to use at home should they wish.

I also encourage you along with the Archbishops to look to each other with care at this time. 

If anyone is in need at this time then in the first instance they should contact Durham County Council either by phone on 03000 260000 or by email to can also register themselves to “get Coronavirus Support as an extremely vulnerable person” online at




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

Notice Sheet 

Notice wk beg 22.3.20

Click on the link to open.

Please see attached Collect, readings and reflections for today, Mothering Sunday and looking back and forward for #LiveLent Care for God’s Creation. I hope that you find them interesting/useful. If you want a hard copy they will be in church at Tanfield tomorrow between 2 and 3, and in Burnopfield on Wednesday between 2 and 3, when the churches will be open for prayer and donating to the Foodbank (please do adhere to social distancing etc should you come).

But either way please do share with anyone you think might be interested.


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

Event Information:

  • Fri

    Coffee and Bingo

    10:30 amSt James Church & community Hall.


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