From hands-on volunteers, to committed trustees, and a capable team of staff, these are the people who enable our work to happen.


Our trustees come from many walks of life. The trustees are actively committed to shaping and supporting RCF’s reconciling mission. The breadth and diversity of their experience also helps deliver the highest quality of guidance to our organisation.

Our current trustees are:

  • Professor David Ford (Co-Chair)
  • Bishop James Newcome (Co-Chair)
  • Dr Stuart Burgess CBE
  • Christopher Townsend
  • Brian Thompson
  • John Casson CMG


Dozens of dedicated volunteers give thousands of hours of their time to the Rose Castle Foundation each year. Volunteers are at the heart of the Rose Community, enabling the smooth running of programmes and operations.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we have fewer opportunities for volunteers on residential training programmes currently – mostly due to far fewer in-person programmes than usual. However, we are keen to keep building up our volunteer team, so if you are likely to still be interested in volunteering later on (perhaps towards the end of 2022, or into 2023), then we’d love to hear from you.
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