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

Pantomime Tickets are now on sale for Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Performances are on 15th and 21st February at 7.00 p.m.

and on 22nd February at 2.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.

Tickets are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/stjohnsstaincross

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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

If anyone is interested in becoming a server at All Saints’, there will be a training morning on Saturday 25th January at 10.00 a.m.  If you’re not sure whether you are interested or not, do come along and find out more from those who currently serve as we all learn together.

There will be a service of Reflection on the Incarnation on the feast of Candlemas, 2nd February at 5.30 p.m. in Darton, giving the opportunity to reflect on the whole Christmas and Epiphany season and the revelation of Jesus as Messiah.

There will be a Ceilidh on Saturday 8th February at St John’s Parish Hall.  More details will follow, but do put this in your diaries and invite your friends to this community event.

Useful Links to other Websites

The Diocese of Leeds

click here

The Church of England

click here

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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