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.

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. 



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 separate Be Safe - all about Safeguarding page on this site. 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.

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Every Sunday at 11 a.m. for 1hr
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Syke Bank

Parish Communion for all ages.

Refreshments Common Worship Family Friendly

Table top sale in the church hall on Saturday, November 20.

30 Sep 2021, 8 a.m.