Team

In some ways, every member of the church family could have their name on this page.

One of the great things about knowing a God who came ‘not to be served but to serve’ is that we find ourselves wanting to serve each other. If you come along on a Sunday you’ll find the church family doing that in all sorts of ways – praying for each other, serving drinks, helping with the building, the children, the finances, and countless other ways. But we know there are some people it would be particularly helpful to be aware of and so we’ve listed them below.

Ben Tanner

Vicar

Ben was brought up here in Sheffield. He has a heart for this city and longs for the church to delight in God and love his world.  After teaching physics in the North East, Ben spent a number of years in youth ministry before ordination. He is married to Rachel and they have three kids.

When not vicaring Ben is a keen snowboarder (but gets out less than he’d like) and a less keen runner (who gets out less than he should). The Tanners are blue and white (Sheffield Wednesday) for English football and green (Philadelphia Eagles) for American.

Ali Creasey

Associate Priest
Ali’s lived in a number of places throughout the country before settling in Sheffield, where she has been for the last 20 years or so. She’s married to Jon and between them, they have numerous nieces, nephews, and god-children.
Ali, started her career as a Church Youth Worker before falling into Change and Project Management and then ordination. She is a Minister in Secular Employment and currently works full-time as an IT Project Manager for a national Law Firm,  in and alongside her role here at All Saints. 
 
In her spare time, Ali loves visiting family and friends, walking, reading (preferably in the garden) and Lego. but her happy place is definitely by, or preferably in the sea.

James and Ann Powell

Wardens

Ann was born and grew up in Liverpool and came to Sheffield to train as a primary school teacher.She is married to James and they have 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters. She enjoys reading and gardening to relax, walking and Pilates for exercise.
Following Jesus is the basis of her life and she has been a member of the All Saints family for longer than she cares to admit!

James was born in Lancaster but grew up in Totley. He practised law as a solicitor for 27 years before becoming a barrister for 7 years. He is married to Ann, with 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters. All Saints has been his home church all his life and his time at Manchester university played a significant part in the development of his faith. He trained as a Lay Reader and has served as a PCC member.
His interests are singing (currently with Dore G&S), crown green bowling, model railway and canal boating and supporting Everton!

Mell Camateras

Young People

Mel has lived in Sheffield for 20 years so not yet a local! She has a passion for serving young people and helping them find and develop their gifts. She is authorised by the bishop of Sheffield as a Youth Minister.

Mell has usually got a craft project on the go and likes to tell bad jokes – really bad! Mell likes to find the adventure in everyday life. However, never ask her to tell you about when she was at sea.

Liz Hayden

Safeguarding Officer

Liz retired from early years teaching and now spends her time singing with Rock Choir, running a toddler group, cooking, watching cricket and football and pretending to do Pilates. Liz is married to Neil and they have two sons and a grandson. The family are season ticket holders at Sheffield United (sorry Ben).

There are also a group of people who work with the vicar, supporting the work of the church, looking after the finances, and ensuring that the church is run effectively. This team is called the Parochial Church Council (or PCC) and it’s made up of Ben and Ali, the church wardens, treasurer, and elected members. It meets 10 times a year. PCC members are representatives of the congregation, and as such we’d love to hear from you if you have any questions or feedback.

Our Current PCC is
  • Rev’d Ben Tanner
  • Rev’d Ali Creasey
  • Ann Powell (Church Warden)
  • James Powell (Church Warden)
  • Chris Musther (Secretary)
  • Ian Halliday (Treasurer)
  • Robert Lancaster
  • Mellony Camateras
  • Ben Christmas
  • Ed Deakin
  • Liz Hardie
  • Neil Hayden
  • Geoffrey Nixon
  • Claire Rose
  • Cat Wiffen
  • Phil Woodcock