International Contacts

The Reverend Gary Colville, Vicar of Rochester, Kent

Gary_Colville.jpgA former police officer and fire-fighter, Gary has been in ministry in the Church of England since 1990 - training at Salisbury and Wells Theological College. Mainly serving in parish ministry in the Diocese of Rochester, he spent four years in Bermuda. Today as a parish priest he is engaged in community development and with people who are homeless and/or mentally ill. It was during his sabbatical in 2009 that Gary spent two weeks on retreat at Vaughan Park, whilst travelling round the world looking at the churches role in the Olympic Games. Gary described his time at Vaughan Park as a wonderfully creative and encouraging time and the best retreat he'd ever had. The model at work there he recognises as having great value in the churches service to all aspects of a modern society, all kinds of people and this along with fantastic hospitality is a truly 'Christ-like' experience.

Contact details; Phone 01634-8451222, e mail

The Vicarage, 138 Delce Rd, Rochester, Kent, England ME1 2EH


The Ven Dr Ellen Clark-King


The Ven Dr Ellen Clark-King, the Vaughan Park Residential Scholar for 2010, is currently the Archdeacon of Burrard and Priest Associate at Christ Church Cathedral in the Diocese of New Westminster, Vancouver, Canada.  She is the author of Theology by Heart: Women, the Church and God (Epworth, 2004) and has a PhD in Feminist Theology/Spirituality.

Contact Details: Phone 604 682 3848 Ext 25, email

Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2L1, Canada



The Reverend Martin Davies

Martin_Davies.JPGMartin Davies is a New Zealand Anglican priest currently studying in Australia. Ordained in 1981, Martin has served in parish ministry, and most recently was Waiapu Diocesan Ministry Educator.
The Benedictine Cistercian tradition is a guiding influence in his life. He is an Associate of Southern Star Abbey, Kopua, and has undertaken sabbaticals at Mepkin Abbey USA and Tarrawarra Abbey, Victoria.
Martin graduated Bachelor of Theology from Otago University in 1979. He completed Broken Bay Institute studies in Christian spirituality for the SCD Master of Theology degree in 2005. The focus of his doctoral study through the Sydney College of Divinity, is monastic insight into the life-long spiritual formation of priests.
Contact details: P O Box Q347, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230, Australia.
Phone +61 (0)425 870 345