St Chad's Woodseats

Living a Life of Faith, Energised by Love

Latest News

Outside Harvest Service 2020

On 11th October 2020 St Chads gathered for the largest physical service since March: an outside all-age Harvest service with over 50 people worshipping together.

Harvest Outside Service 2020

Christingle Service 2019

On Advent Sunday 2019 we had a packed church for our Christingle Service. See the pictures below!


Displaying the talents of our community

Talented people from across Woodseats, Beauchief and further afield took part in our latest Have A Go Show on September 14.

The annual event saw budding growers, bakers and artists from our community entered various categories to win certificates.

The show also raised £300 for the Grace Food Bank which supports people in the S8 area of our city.

Have a Go ShowHave a Go ShowHave a Go Show

Consultation on the Diocesan strategy for a new model of ministry


Over the past year the Bishop of Sheffield has highlighted some of the significant challenges facing the church in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. Some of these issues have also been addressed at St Chad's during Sunday services and other meetings.

A consultation document has now been produced by the diocese which you can view via the diocese's website here.  You may respond individually if you wish, however in order to make things easier for the bishop's team Toby would like to send one response on behalf of St Chad's.  If you wish to read the document and respond then please send your comments to Toby by 5th July so that he can give collate them and send detailed feedback to the diocese.

Advent Windows 2018

After a few years’ break our Community Advent Windows returned for the Christmas season giving you the chance to have a walk each day through December to see individually decorated windows throughout Woodseats and Beauchief.

Here are pictures of some of the 24 decorated windows.

Advent windowAdvent windowAdvent windowAdvent window
Advent windowAdvent windowAdvent windowAdvent windowAdvent windowAdvent window
Advent windowAdvent windowAdvent windowAdvent window
Advent window

Armistice 100


RemembranceDoves doves of peace

As part of our commemorations of the centenary of the First World War Armistice, children from Abbey Lane School along with St Chad's Brownies and Guides made poppies which overflowed from the font and doves of peace which were hung above the war memorial.

At our services on Remembrance Sunday, the names of those written on our war memorial were read out and, during our Lifted service, children from St Chad's Kingdom Kids group scattered paper poppies for each of those from the Woodseats area who died in the Great War.

Members of the uniformed groups took part in the packed Lifted service, reading the names, reciting war poetry and praying for our community, nation and world.

Relatives of those who died attended the service, along with people from houses where the soldiers named on our memorial once lived.

Carol Gibson has been researching the names of the soldiers on our war memorial and her findings are available to be read by the war memorial at St Chad's.

St Chad's welcomes James as our new curate


St Chad's were delighted to welcome our new curate, James Norris, to Woodseats on 1st July when James was ordained by the Bishop of Sheffield at Sheffield Cathedral.  James is standing on the far right of the picture.

Family Film Afternoon: Paddington 2

Our first Family Film Afternoon saw families from Woodseats and further afield brave the snow to enjoy the movie Paddington 2 while eating marmalade sandwiches.

Watch this space to find out when our next film afternoon will take place.


Light Party

Children from our church, uniformed groups and community became superheroes for the night when they took part in our Light Party on October 31. The event was organised by Chris Carr and a group of willing volunteers and included craft activities, games and a Ninja zone. 

Here are some pictures from the event.

St Chad's Light PartySt Chads Light PartySt Chads Light PartySt Chads Light PartySt Chad's Light PartySt Chads Light PartySt Chad's Light PartySt Chads Light PartySt Chads Light PartySt Chad's Light PartySt Chads Light PartySt Chads Light Party