People

People

Rector

Revd Rana Khan

Revd Rana Khan was born born and raised in Vehari, a small town in Southern Punjab, Pakistan, and trained for the priesthood in Karachi, and worked for 10 years in the Diocese of Lahore in both urban and rural parishes. He was invited by then-Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, to join the team at Lambeth Palace and moved, with his family, to the UK. He is married to Moseena and they have three sons. Rana was inducted in May… [Continue Reading]
Retired Minister

Revd Barry Roche

Barry Roche moved to Crickhowell after 50 years of ministry, retiring from his parish in East Anglia, and is assisting in ministry here. He is married to Judy and they have several clergy in the family. His interests are Theology, Reading, Art, World travel – and the shape of future church!
Deacon

Revd Sally Rees

Sally is a retired nurse lecturer who has lived in Crickhowell since 1980 and worshipped at St Edmunds for almost 25 years. She is married and has three grown up children and seven grandchildren. Sally was ordained as a permanent deacon in 2014 and has a ministry to older people in the community. This ministry involves visiting people in their own homes or in hospital and taking Home Communion to those who are housebound. Sally leads the Pastoral visiting team… [Continue Reading]
Children & Familes Worker and Reader

Mairwen Large

Mairwen Large has been licensed as a reader since 2009 and was appointed to work 16 hours a week as a Children and Families Worker in September 2015. She also works 2 days a week as a primary school teacher.  She is married to Simon, the church’s IT bod and has two grown-up. A fluent Welsh-speaking Cardiffian, she met Simon when they were called to the Lee Abbey Community. She loves to tell stories – be it the story of God… [Continue Reading]
Church Warden

Anthony Silwood

Anthony has been a member of the congregation at St Edmund’s since the summer of 2011. He became People’s Warden in 2016 when Brenda, who is now Building Manager, stepped down. Anthony spent most of his working life within Local Government mainly as a Health and Safety Adviser whilst finishing as a Personal Administrative Assistant in the Careers Service. Anthony, as People’s Warden looks after much of the practical detail of the day-to-day running of the church.
Church Warden

Sue Foster

Sue is the Rector’s warden and has the unenviable task of keeping the Rector in order.
PCC Chairman

Julian Stedman

Julian Stedman is the Lay Chair of the PCC, a position he has held since 2014. He has attended St. Edmund’s Church since 2003, having previously been a member of Baptist Churches in Lisvane (Cardiff) and Monmouth. He is committed to helping the church to develop a strong team structure and spirit to help ensure that the ministry and mission of the church are complemented with effective management of the fabric and finances. Julian is also a licensed worship leader… [Continue Reading]
Organist

Vaughan Bennett

Vaughan is a semi-retired accountant who has been organist of St Ed’s since 1986 and is our worship group leader. He is married to Kaye (who also sings with the worship group) and they have 2 daughters and two grandchildren. Originally brought up in Central London, Vaughan ‘escaped’ initially to Chepstow where he was involved with organ playing in the Methodist Church and accompanying a local choir. In 1983 work commitments brought him from the Wye valley to the Usk… [Continue Reading]
Buildings Manager

Brenda Gooding

Brenda stepped down from the position of People’s Warden in 2016, when it was decided that the role was just too extensive for one person to fulfill. She now covers the role of building management,  reporting to the People’s Warden, and is responsible for Faculty applications and the managing of building projects and general maintenance.
Website & A/V

Simon Large

Simon is the website administrator and is also responsible for the audio-visual system in church. His day job is as an embedded systems programmer and electronics engineer. He is married to Mairwen, the Children and Families Worker, and they have two children at University. Originally from Yeovil in Somerset, he met Mairwen when they were working in the Lee Abbey Community in North Devon in the 1990s. When not up to his ears in computers, Simon likes to play the… [Continue Reading]