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.
On Saturday 21st May, there will be a Teddy Bears’ Picnic at All Saints’ between 2 & 4 p.m. With cake stalls, treasure hunts, party games, hot & cold drinks, raffle and lots more besides. All bears are welcome, and their children as well. Please bring your own picnic.
Our next Sunday @ 4 Concerts in All Saints’ will be:
May 22nd – Elizabeth Charlesworth and Hugh Finnigan perform ‘Happy and Glorious’, a celebration in music from the early years of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
June 12th – The St John’s Singers
July 17th – Elizabeth Charlesworth and Richard Taylor celebrate Ralph Vaughan Williams and his legacy to honour the 150th anniversary of this great English composer’s birth.
Our next events in St John’s Parish Hall will be:
June 10th & 11th – The newly formed drama group “St John’s on Stage” are putting on the comedy “How bad can this play get” at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are available on Ticketsource at £5 each or £16 for a party of four, or in person from David Robinson on 07896 169576.
July 9th – The Tell Tale Hearts Children’s Touring Theatre Company will be showing Bluebird, a compelling, interactive quest adventure raising important philosophical questions in an afternoon performance. More details available soon.
August 5th – The critically acclaimed Pantaloons are returning for an outdoor performance of their own anarchic spin on The Wind in the Willows. This will be an early evening performance, and please bring your own outdoor seating. More details available soon.
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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.
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.
With love in Christ,
Fr. Tim Stevens
Daily non-streamed worship
For Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer or Compline to say at home
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.
We have recently launched a campaign to re-order the five hundred year old interior of All Saints' Church in Darton.
For more information about this project, and for details of how you can support us in this huge undertaking,