Church of England Diocese of Durham Burnmoor

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0191 388 1553

0191 385 2641

Getting here

St Barnabas’ Church is the only place of worship in Burnmoor (also spelled Bournmoor).

St Barnabas is a church in the central tradition of the Church of England, with a heart for serving the local community. There is a good congregation, who would be more than pleased to welcome anyone who visits.

Currently we are in vacancy, so cannot guarantee that every week will have a Eucharistic service. The usual pattern is that the third Sunday is a Service of the Word. More information about this can be found on our website www.bournmoorparish.org.uk  ‘What’s On’ page, go to the link for the Notice Sheet, which has up to date service information, as well as social events and other relevant matters.

Services

Sunday morning 10.00am (Baptisms on the 1st Sunday, as part of the main service)

Third Wednesday of the month Holy Communion 10.00am

 

Children and Young People

Supa Club runs on Monday evenings from 5.00 to 6.30pm. This is a Christian based children’s group for those in school years 1 to 6.

Boost is on alternate Tuesdays from 5.30 to 7.00pm for young people in years 6 to 8.

More information about either of these groups from [email protected]

Baby & Toddler Group runs on Friday mornings. More information from Carolyn Bewick on [email protected]

 

Baptisms, Marriages, Banns and any other enquiries

Can all be dealt with at the parish office, Monday evening 6.30 to 7.00pm in the church hall.

 

Church hall

We have a large hall, small room and kitchen available for hire – more details or to book contact Harry and Pauline Willis on 0191 385 2132.

Please be assured that you are very welcome to get in touch for any information you may require, and every effort will be made to give you the support you need.

 

Our history

This nineteenth century parish church, built a century ago, is a worthy and seemly house for the worship of God, and finds a warm place in the hearts of  not only the inhabitants of the village, but also of church goers in many surrounding districts.  It does not possess any ancient history, nor does it aspire to anything but what it is, a homely house of God, and as such is loved by all who worship there.
The church is dedicated to St Barnabas, and was built by Johnson and Hicks between 1867 and 1868, at the sole charge of George Frederick D’Arcy Lambton, whose wife, Beatrix Frances, Countess of Durham, laid the foundation stone on 3rd May 1867.

Major renovation to the building was carried out in 2001, when the north aisle roof, the priest’s vestry roof and north windows were renovated. The north aisle roof has been completely renewed in stainless steel.   As part of the roof work, new guttering has been installed, complete with five new downcomers and  hoppers.  Remedial work has been done to the roof beams and window  lintels.  Remedial work has also been carried out to the nave roof beams.

More recent work has included a complete overhall of the organ in 2014 as well as a new carpet and pew cushions, installation of a toilet in 2013, redecoration of the nave and south aisle ceiling and the installation of a new lighting scheme in 2008.Major renovation to the building was carried out in 2001, when the north aisle roof, the priest’s vestry roof and north windows were renovated. The north aisle roof has been completely renewed in stainless steel.   As part of the roof work, new guttering has been installed, complete with five new downcomers and  hoppers.  Remedial work has been done to the roof beams and window  lintels.  Remedial work has also been carried out to the nave roof beams.

ANGEL OF VICTORY

An outstanding feature in the north aisle is the Angel of Victory, a large statue of white Italian marble on a blue-grey pedestal. At the rear of the octagonal pedestal is the Greek word ‘Nikh’, meaning victory.  At the front of the pedestal can be seen the Lambton crest. 

The statue had been in Lambton Castle since 1894.  The story goes that it was brought from Italy in the ballast of a ship, and brought on a cart from Fence Houses Station by Adam Brown. The marble was brought from Carrara, in Italy. 

CHANCEL, SOUTH SIDE, EAST MOST WINDOW (1919)

This is a Morris window.  It is dedicated to the Glory of God and to the memory of the Honourable Geoffrey Lambton, Coldstream Guards, killed in action near Villers Cotterets in France on 1st September 1914.

 

 

 

 

 

Chester Road, A183
Bournmoor
Durham
DH4 6EU

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