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 Sunday 25th July, both our churches are looking to return to a style of worship
that is closer to what happened before the Coronavirus changed so much for us.
In practice, this means that there will be less socially distanced seating,
although some will still be available for those who would like to use it, and we will be singing hymns again.
The current practice for receiving communion will not change,
and this will still be done with the greatest of care, with the priest wearing gloves and a face mask.
If you are unsure of how we are looking after each other in our churches, please do contact Fr Tim for a conversation.
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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 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 in our churches)
Sunday Mass - 10.30 a.m.
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.