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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.

Latest News

On Sunday 26th May, we will gather together in All Saints' Church in Darton to worship as a benefice and a community as we say goodbye to Fr Tim and his family.  The Mass will begin at 10.00, and will be followed by a meal together.

After Sunday 26th, there will be some changes to our worship in order to support our clergy to continue to offer all that they can and to care for themselves at the same time.  The presence of Zoom at our Sunday and Wednesday Masses will come to an end (but Morning Prayer will still be said on Zoom on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) and for the moment there will be no Cafe Mass on Friday mornings.

Also, after Sunday 26th, this website will cease to be the website for the United Benefice, and in future you will be able to find out what is going on in our churches by using A Church Near You.  For a while, the link to the new site will be shown on this page, so please do check back here for details.

Both of our churches are raising money for necessary work which must be done

to enable them to continue to serve our community into the future.

For information on the campaign to re-order                                                     For information on the campaign to replace 

the five hundred year old interior of                                                                            the original roof of St John's, Staincross

All Saints' in Darton,                                                                                                which is now leaking badly into the church

and to see how you can help,                                                                                                            and to see how you can help,

PLEASE CLICK HERE                                                                     PLEASE CLICK HERE

Useful Links


The Diocese of Leeds                     The Church of England                      Daily Prayers                      Benefice Magazines

         click here                                            click here                                       click here                                  December




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.

Streamed Worship


Although our services in both churches are once again in person, we continue to keep our Zoom services to enable more people to take part.

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 said in our churches)

Sunday Mass - 10.30 a.m. (10.00 on the fifth Sunday of the month)

Midweek Eucharist - 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday

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.

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

Daily non-streamed worship

For Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer or Compline to say at home

click here

Sunday Sermons

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 Policies, please click here.

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