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.

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

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:


The Parochial Church Council of St James Church is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone,  especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults.  It has adopted the Church of England policy for promoting a safer church. This policy deals with all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

You can find out more about this in detail by visiting the Safeguarding page on this site. To find the page simlpy click on the button bar and click on the safguarding page. This includes details of our Safeguarding Officers and other relevant contacts.

In addition, the Diocese of Durham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information, including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer.


Many individuals and families are finding it difficult to feed themselves during the Covid pandemic period and the changes within the economy which have affected family incomes. 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.




The Week Ahead

Event Information:

  • Sun

    Holy Communion

    11:00 amSt James’ Church Burnopfield

    Having reassessed our Risk Assessments and set up etc during lockdown we have further decided that we are able to accommodate 18 individuals or households within such a service, and that to aid in keeping ourselves safe, there will be the slight change in that each of these 18 pew places will now have a bottle of hand sanitiser available within them for use before and after receiving communion. Please note that what has not changed regarding attending a service in a "COVID-19 secure manner "is the need to maintain social distancing and avoid mixing with others at all times ,sanitise upon entry and exit to the Church building ,bring and wear a mask/face covering that covers your face and nose throughout your time in the building .Provide your details for the reasons of Test and Trace .Most crucially it is still required that you phone to book a place to attend the service. I apologise once again for the late nature of this email, however please do call if you wish to attend the service.





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