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

Both our churches will be holding Autumn Fayres this year. 

Staincross’ will be on 23rd October and Darton’s will be on the 13th November.  All are welcome to join in the fun.

Our next Benefice Service will be on Sunday 31st October and will be held in All Saints’ Church at 10.00 a.m.  This will also be the celebration of All Saints’ Day, and the service will be followed by a faith lunch in the Parish Hall.

Our All Souls' Day celebrations will be held on the 31st October, with an All Souls' Reflection in St John's at 3.30 p.m. and a Requiem Mass in All Saints' at 5.30 p.m.  Please come and share with us as we light candles and remember those who we love who have died in recent times.

Useful Links


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

         click here                                                 click here                                            click here                                          June




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 doors are closed for corporate worship, we continue to worship together and where possible, our worship will be streamed online.


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.