St Chad's Woodseats

Living a Life of Faith, Energised by Love

Who's who

 Please find below an introduction to the team at St Chad's. 

Jon Hidden

Nick Seaman

Minister: Rev Jon Hidden


Youth worker: Nick Seaman

Jon is the oversight minister and priest in charge of St Chad's and St Paul's Church in Norton Lees.

Originally from Surrey, he has degree in Marine Biology and worked for a bank before being called to ordained ministry.

Jon moved to South Yorkshire in 2017 and became vicar in Anston, before moving to this area in 2023.

He is married to Hannah and they have a son Matthew and daughter Emilia.

He enjoys adventures with his family, cooking and eating, and watching rugby since retiring from playing. 

Nick was appointed as the Woodseats combined church youth worker in November 2012, working with both St Chad's and Woodseats Methodist Church. 

He has spent much of his life in Woodseats and prior to becoming a youth worker served for eight years as a front line police officer - ideal training!

He is married to Amy, and has two children, Zach and Eliana.

His hobbies include playing Ice and Roller Hockey, playing guitar and generally being silly (with Amy’s permission of course).



 Ro Willoughby


 Pauline Johnson

Reader: Ro Willoughby


Reader: Pauline Johnson

Ro Willoughby moved to live in Sheffield in 2018 and loves being a bus ride from the Peak District, being part of a city that is smaller than London and being close to her family. She has recently transferred her licence as a lay reader from London Diocese. 

Ro has been employed in children's and families' ministry for many years. She takes great pleasure in entertaining, reading, singing, writing and conversation.

Pauline was licensed as a reader in 2014. She is married to Jimmy and has four grown up children and five grandchildren.

As well as leading services, Pauline spends a lot of time visiting the housebound and the hospitalised.  She is also a member of the hospital chaplaincy volunteer team, serving at the Hallamshire Hospital one Sunday a month.



 Ann Firth


 Ann Lomax

Churchwarden: Ann Firth


Churchwarden: Ann Lomax

 Ann is a local, having lived in S8 all her life. She is a retired school teacher and has two adult daughters, Sarah and Rachael.  Currently, Ann enjoys volunteering at Greenhill library, walking her dog Barney, reading, singing and attempting ballet.


Originally from Bury, Lancashire, Ann has lived here for 50 years!  She is a retired primary school teacher, having taught at Abbey Lane School for many years.  She has two grown-up children, Hannah and Adam, and four grandchildren.  Ann enjoys walking, creative crafts, gardening, reading and playing with her two adorable kittens.