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. 

Vicar/Oversight Minister


St Chad's church council is currently in the process of recruiting a new oversight minister for St Chad's. We are hoping this process will see a new minister for the church in the spring or summer of 2023.



 Nick Seaman


Youth worker:  Nick Seaman


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).







 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 photo


 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.