Church of England Diocese of Durham Burnopfield and Dipton

St James

Welcome to St James Church and thanks for finding us! 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, which is about ten miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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 regular services are published on this site, but they are currently in abeyance due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For details of worship and prayer during this time, please click on the Worship During Covid-19 Update page.


Keeping you safe

At St James Church we are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults.

We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Officer.

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

You can find out more about this in detail by clicking on the separate Be Safe - all about Safeguarding page on this site.

Get in touch

The Rev Dr Andy Miller

The Vicarage Beech House Bryans Leap Burnopfield NE16 6HQ

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Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 8 a.m. for 30m

Syke Bank

Book of Common Prayer said Communion service.

Book of Common Prayer