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.

Latest News

Christmas Community Choir

We're recruiting singers of all ages, abilities and experience to sing in our Christmas Carol Service in Darton.  If you're interested, click here

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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.

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.

Parish News

The next pub evening "Growing in the Spirit" will be in the Old Co-op in Darton on Wednesday 6th November.  Join us to talk about Jesus' more challenging sayings and how they relate to our life.

The well renowned Pantaloons will be performing their very own version of Shakespeare's Othello in St John's Parish Hall on Thursday 7th November at 7.30 p.m. 

Tickets are available at £12.50 for adults, £10 for concessions or £7.50 for under 16s from www.ticketsource.co.uk/stjohnsstaincross . Family tickets are also available.

The Autumn Fair in Darton Parish Hall will be from 10 til 1 on Saturday 9th November, with cakes, raffles, stalls and more.

Angel Voices will be performing a concert entitled "Saints and Angels" in All Saints', on Saturday 23rd November at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets are £6 each and available on the door.

Sunday 24th November is the feast of Christ the King, and as well as our morning services there will be a reflection on the Kingship of Christ at 5.30 in All Saints’.

St John’s Christmas Fair will be on Saturday 7th December from 2pm. Please sign up on the list at the back of church if you can run a stall, and we will happily take any donations for the raffle and the tombola as well as bric-a-brac and homemade cakes.  Then please come along and support on the day.

Useful Links to other Websites

The Diocese of Leeds

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The Church of England

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Join us in Daily Prayer

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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.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email, or click here for my other contact details, and I look forward to welcoming you soon.

With love in Christ,

Fr. Tim Stevens

For more information about our Parish Safeguarding Policy, please click here.

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