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.
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.
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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 Policy, please click here.