Benefice of West Barnsley

Silkstone with Stainborough Parish Church

A Christian church has stood here since before 1066 with the current building dating back to the 12th Century with various additions having been made since it was first built. The latest one to be done is the Huskar Window dedicated in July 2010 and then in 2012 the Bramah Heritage Centre was completed with funding from Heritage Lottery Funnd and the East Peak Innovation Partnership. For further information please refer to Silkstone Heritage.

The Bramah Gallery provides a wonderful community facility along with the help of volunteers from Sikstone Heritage a chance to research local/family history.

Within the churchyard you will find the Huskar Monument commemorating the awful tragedy in 1838 of the loss of 26 children aged 7 to 17 who drowned in a flash flood while working in the Huskar Pit up in Silkstone Common.

Today All Saints is the Parish Church for Silkstone and Silkstone Common with its membership drawn from both villages and surrounding areas. It is also part of the West Barnsley Benefice (group) along with 3 other C of E churches in Hoylandswaine, Cawthorne, and Dodworth.

From within the building/grounds we provide (specifics of each can be found on worship/calendar/events pages):-

  • Regular Sunday worship
  • Celebration/Commemoration of important events through life ......Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals, Blessings
  • Strong links with Silkstone Primary School and Silkstone Common Primary School
  • Monthly Messy Church
  • Concerts/Exhibitions etc (see calendar of events)
  • Bell Ringing -  Monday evening  practice night. Contact Julia Jennings 07565 122863

Throughout the year All Saints also holds Garden Parties (highly recommended), an annual BarBQue, Sillkstone Sing along with social events to raise funds for Charities, local groups and the church itself.

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 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.

It is also home of “Wonderfully Made” each November… a 3 day not to be missed Craft and Arts Fair displaying, supporting and selling the works of regional artists ….paintings, carvings, sculptures, jewelry, clothes,  furniture, toys and gifts. The café offers tasty home baked cakes, buns and sandwiches. (dates and times for this year can be found on Calendar and Events Pages)

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