Oh, when were you at Chithurst, we may have seen you there.
We used to go when we lived on the south coast, but since we moved to Sussex we have been going to Amaravati more often.
Ajahn Sucitto speaks quite good Thai as I recall, it was useful, my wife speaks good English, but my in-laws don't, so when they came for our blessing Ajahn Sucitto (I believe) was very welcoming.
I don't have any objections to Chithurst, I especiaally enjoy the setting, it's just Amaravati has more lay activities. There tends to be more of a mix of visitors too, it does get boring for me when my wife natters away for ages to Thai visitors!