All Saints, Darton
St John the Evangelist, Staincross
Welcome to the United Benefice of Darton and Staincross in the North of Barnsley.
We are a community of two churches working together to welcome all comers and share the Christian message with those around us.
Please click on one of the links below to find what you are looking for, and we hope soon to welcome you to one of our churches.
Both of our churches are now open again, and from Sunday 16th May, all of our usual services will be resuming.
The pattern for Morning Prayer will remain different to usual, with Morning Prayer being on Zoom on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and said in St John's on Wednesdays and All Saints' on Thursdays.
Apart from this, our services are now as advertised on the Regular Services page of this website.
During the ten days between Ascension Day (13th May) and Pentecost (23rd May),
we will be keeping the season of Thy Kingdom Come,
and will be praying together for a few minutes on Zoom each evening at 6.30.
To join, please scroll down this page and click on the yellow box inviting you to join on Zoom.
Useful Links to other Websites
The Diocese of Leeds The Church of England Daily Prayers
Message from the Vicar
It's wonderful to welcome you to the website of these two churches, where I am very proud to be the vicar.
Although our doors are closed for corporate worship, we continue to worship together and where possible, our worship will be streamed online.
You are very welcome to join us by clicking on the link below.
The regularly streamed services and events are as follows:
Morning Prayer - 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
(Morning Prayer on Wednesday and Thursday is in our churches)
Sunday Mass - 10.30 a.m.
Midweek Mass - 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday
"Thy Kingdom Come" prayers at 6.30 p.m.
every day from Ascension Day to Pentecost
Our two churches not only have a vast amount of history between them, having stood witness to over five hundred years of history, they are also places of vision and hope for a future for the communities that they serve.
They are first and foremost churches; places where we meet to give glory to God, to share in His grace freely given to us, to hold in our prayers the cares and concerns of His world, and to welcome all who come to join us.
Through history, churches have been places of refuge, places of safety, places of love, and places of community. We aim to continue this tradition in our two churches, and to be present in the communities that we serve, providing a constant invitation, welcome, support and love as we grow in our Christian faith and mission.
I hope that you find what you are looking for on this website, and whether you are interested in history, community activities, a wedding, a baptism, or joining us for one of our regular services, I hope that you find the invitation here and feel encouraged to come and meet us soon in person.
With love in Christ,
Fr. Tim Stevens
Daily non-streamed worship
For Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer or Compline to say at home
Prayer resources for children (or even adults!)
Our children are living through difficult times in the same way as the rest of us, and the Church of England has put together some wonderful resources to support children in finding time and space for prayer.
Click here to be taken to the website to have a look at these resources.
If you missed one of our Sunday services you can share in our sermons
by clicking on the links here below
For more information about our Parish Safeguarding Policy, please click here.