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 16 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).

Carl Brooks-Plunkett

Youth & Families Minister

Carl arrived in Chapeltown in September 2016, after working as a church trainee in Cambridge and before that as a paediatric nurse.  He loves reading, running, dancing, cooking - and then eating what he's cooked!

Rob Bridgewater


Rob joined St Johns in July 2015. He is married to Caroline and they have three daughters, Lottie, Rosie and Lucy.  Before he trained to be a minister, he worked as an adviser to company pension funds. He is a great cycling fan (all his daughters saw the Tour De France before they could walk) and other than cycling, enjoys walking and Sherlock Holmes, both on TV and in books. 

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!!)

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. 

Mark Johnson


Mark is married to Bev with a son, Oliver. He works as a learning support worker for Pit-Stop, the St. John's youth project, which helps young people aged 11-16 having problems in mainstream education. He’s an avid – and stressed-out! – follower of both Sheffield United and the Steelers ice hockey team. He is also Grand Vizier of the Brats Tent Sheffield Sons of the Desert (if you want to know more, just ask…)

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 is also an Assistant Warden of Readers for the Diocese of Sheffield.  He works for a large Insurance company , presently on the Health Claims Team; sings in a community choir and is passionate about modern history, reading, and definitely FOOD (especially Shepherds Pie).

Paul Ruddlesdin