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

Our Christmas services this year have now been finalised, and Covid restrictions allowing,

you are invited to join us for any of the services shown below:

Saturday 18th     5.30 p.m.          Blue Christmas              All Saints’

                        An opportunity to remember those who are absent this Christmas

Sunday 19th       3.30 p.m.          Christingle                    St John’s

                        5.30 p.m.          Carol Service                All Saints’

                        Featuring a choir made up from community singers

Monday 20th      5.30 p.m.          Carol Service                St John’s

                        Featuring the Old Blowers’ brass band

Friday 24th        3.30 p.m.          Christingle                    All Saints’

                        11.30 p.m.         Midnight Mass               Both churches

Saturday 25th     9.00 a.m.           Parish Eucharist             St John’s

                        10.30 a.m.         Parish Mass                   All Saints’

The first theatre performance at St John’s since before Covid is a “super shiny festive family show” called Tinsel and will be in St John’s church hall on Tuesday 28th December at 2.00 p.m.  Tickets are £4, or £10 for a family of 4, and will be available on the door.

Useful Links


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

         click here                                                 click here                                            click here                                       August




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 Policy, please click here.