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.

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 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

 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.
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.

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


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:



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.

Event Information:

  • Sun

    Trinity Six

    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





Service Times

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