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Becoming an ordinand (with a baby)

As Laura Faturoti moved through the ordination process—pretty sure she was going to pass her BAPs and halfway through looking at colleges—she found out she was pregnant. ‘I was kind of thinking, I’m not sure this is going to work. I might need to put this off.’ But Laura already has two older children, age […]

Community, Diversity, and Mess!

Ordinand Helen O’Sullivan finds herself wrestling with three questions about what it really means to serve God in community together.   All through my journey of faith and discipleship there have always been more questions than answers and that is even more true now I am studying theology. Each lecture and piece of reading opens […]

Trinity on the BBC

We were pleased to welcome the BBC to college for a few days recently to film segments for Songs of Praise, celebrating the ordination of the first women priests in 1994 and chatting with some of our female students currently preparing for ordination.  

Community Life

‘In all honesty, I thought residential training institutions were dinosaurs. Why prepare people for a community-based ministry by taking them out of their community? Now I’ve found just as much truth in the converse: we can prepare people for a community-based ministry by putting them in community.’ Towards the end of our first term at […]

From Hong Kong to Bristol

As Mark Nam stood in front of the 2,000-member Hong Kong church The Vine leading worship, he noticed something that would change the direction of his ministry. From his unique vantage point, he saw the glow of certain faces, separate from the others. He saw foreign domestic workers, refugees from Africa and East Asia, people […]

The Challenge of Community

There is an African proverb: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’   As I approach the end of the first month of “vicar school” this quote reflects the thing that has struck me the most. That these next two years are not just about my […]

While our baby was in the NICU

When a Trinity student and his wife unexpectedly find their newborn critically ill in hospital, they discover support from a Trinity community much larger than they’d realised. Paul writes to the church in Corinth that ‘Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread’ […]

Trinity student encourages Arctic crew

A Trinity student finds himself unexpectedly supporting a historic Arctic mission with poetry and prayers.   When part-time Trinity student Andrew Carnegie began writing micro poetry on his Twitter account, he did not have particularly high expectations regarding readership. He’d hardly used his account up to that point, and, knowing that some of the poems […]

A Tale of Two Parks

This autumn, we’ve welcomed sixty-three new full-time students into the Trinity community. After a busy induction week, yesterday they began their first classes. Read one student’s thoughts as he embarks upon this new challenge and considers how God can use anyone, just as they are. I had an amazing moment after moving to Bristol to […]

Doctrine in Practice

‘In each instance, whether a remote village filled with Hindu shrines or an urban Baptist church expecting hellfire and damnation, my greatest asset was the content of the doctrine in focus module I’d just completed at Trinity.’  – Adam Pitt, first year ordinand   Last Easter 2016, I was fortunate enough to be invited on […]

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This blog hosts a wide collection of voices, some from within the Trinity community and others from beyond it. Although all opinions are each author’s own and cannot necessarily be considered to represent Trinity’s position, our prayer is that you will be inspired, informed, challenged and grown through all your engagement with the learning and reflections of our bloggers.

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