Rick Stordy


Rick is married to Gail and they have a daughter, Rebecca.  He worked as a barrister for several years before training as a vicar in Durham.  After a curacy in urban Bradford, he moved to Chapeltown 19 years ago, and was Area Dean of Ecclesfield for four years.  He enjoys curries, running, walking, Bradfield Brewery ales and any thriller by John Grisham (though not necessarily in that order).

David Whitehead

Curate (part-time)

David is married to Anne and they have a son, Nick.  David studied for ordination at St. Hild College, Mirfield, and works full time as a hospital chaplain in Sheffield.  He is a 'self supporting' curate, working part time.  He loves touring in his motorhome, and bashing noisy things like his Djembe, as well as trying to keep up with Nick's world of Harry Potter, Star Wars and Lego!

Jim Crossley


Jim is a famer's son with the farmer's habit of trying to fix broken things!  Faith in Jesus came as a wonderful surprise as a 24-year old student in London.  In June 2020 he left the NHS and Sheffield University after 29 years as a doctor, to become a curate.  Jim is married to Sonia and bringing up their four children has been the privilege of their lives.  Apart from fixing things, he loves a good long walk.

Michael Hannaford

Youth Worker

Michael is a vicar's son with a degree in art and PGCE in primary education.  This is his second stint living in the city of 7 hills, having spent a year working at the Oakes Holiday Centre in Norton.  He enjoys football, squash, climbing, and exploring the outdoors - which for him always shows the splendour of God.

John Boldock


John is married to Ann and has been part of St. John's since 1992 - and this is is second time as warden.  He's employed as a Sales Engineer, and loves his job, but is looking forward to retirement in a few years.  He's a keen walker with two Border collies and a mad Blade!

Barbara Rodgers


Barbara is a widow and has a son Mark, a daughter Sally and three grandchildren Nathan , Alicia and Ava .  She took early retirement  from being  a  hospital receptionist  to care for her husband  Michael who had Lewy Bodies Dementia.  She enjoys going to the theatre and cinema, is a bit of a “Trekkie” and a big fan of Star Wars .  She loves to travel and has a round the world trip on her bucket list. 

Fee Battey


Fee is married to Paul and has 3 children, Stephen, Kathryn and Hannah. She has been our church administrator for many years.  She loves to sing and helps in the worship team; cooking, walking and reading (but can’t be doing with these electronic versions, a good paper copy is far better!!)

Sylvia Charles

Pastoral Worker

Sylvia is married with 2 children and 6 grandchildren.  Following retirement from a legal career within the Health Service, she now pursues many and varied hobbies, no. 1 of which are the grandchildren!  After that, she loves gardening, home baking and producing handmade crafts which sell at Chapeltown market.

Ian Watson


Ian has been part of St Johns since 1986 and a Reader since 1990. He was also Assistant Warden of Readers for the Diocese of Sheffield from 1999 -2019. He works for a large Finance company in Sheffield as their Administrator. He sings in a community choir in Barnsley and is passionate about modern history, reading and definitely FOOD ( especially Shepherd’s Pie!!)

Paul Ruddlesdin