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!

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 children. 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… [Continue Reading]
Church Warden

Kathryn Bullon

Kathryn has worshipped at St Edmunds for just over 20 years and has been on the PCC for most of that time. She is a Homegroup Leader and has spent the last few years heading up the Fundraising and Hospitality Team. She has spent most of her working life in the Social Housing Sector , splitting her time almost equally between Human Resources and Finance. 
Church Warden

Sue Foster

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

Julian Stedman

Julian Stedman has attended St. Edmund’s Church since 2003, having previously been a member of Baptist Churches in Lisvane (Cardiff) and Monmouth. He is a Licensed Evangelist in the Church in Wales; in 2019, he gained a Diploma in Theology from the St Padarn’s Institute in Cardiff. He is involved with churches across the Ministry Area and has set up the TELUSK team – “Touching every life in the Usk Valley” with a mandate for local evangelism and mission. He… [Continue Reading]

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]