Benefice of West Barnsley

View of the Benefice

Hello and welcome from me, Rev Canon Keith Farrow.  I am delighted to be the parish priest for the 4 rural parish churches within this benefice and was inducted on 14th June 2022 at All Saints Church, Silkstone with Stainborough.

Having priestly oversight of Cawthorne, Dodworth, Hoylandswaine and Silkstone with Stainborough is both a challenge and very rewarding.

As a recently formed group of churches we are undergoing an exciting time of reflection and seeking afresh how we best serve our 4 communities …  No tall order, but with God’s strength, Love and guidance we are looking forward to the future.  I hope you enjoy looking at our website and finding out about the life of each church and congregation.  You will be most welcome to join us at any of our services or events.


Link to 'A church Near' You Website for the Benefice - Benefice of West Barnsley 




 All matters, but particularly regarding Safeguarding, are treated very seriously and we want to help you get the best possible guidance/action available.  We care for all with a sense of deep pastoral care and understand the huge amount of courage it takes to make contact on such a sensitive matter as this. Please go to our 'Safeguarding' Page on our Website where you will be able to see local contact and also wider contact and guidance within our diocese.  Alternatively you can  click here to go to the Church of England Safeguarding site which has even more information on a national level.

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