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Chapel testimony: Living in a paradox

“I began to see that living in the kingdom of Jesus is living in paradox. Jesus transformed the very nature of this world through his redemption and reconciliation and yet there is still pain and longing in this world. The kingdom is the paradox of the now and the not yet.” Read more from second-year […]

College, through students’ eyes

Seeing the first two weeks of term at Trinity through our students’ social media images…

Meet our 2017-18 student exec

Meet this year’s Student Exec! These students will be working to advocate for, build, and continually improve both the student experience and community life at college. To learn more about each of their roles at college, just click here.     

Learning to Disagree: Gender and Sexuality

Last winter, Trinity students participated in a plenary week that brought together speakers with a variety of perspectives on the issues surrounding gender and sexuality to address our students, who themselves hold a variety of perspectives. As the week unfolded, our students responded by providing both those invited to college and one another with the […]

Moving in to Carter?

While many of our students live in homes and flats in the various neighbourhoods of Bristol (often selected based on the location of their placement churches), perhaps you are among those who will live at college in the Carter building. In an average year, a close-knit community of between 15 and 20 students live in […]

Peace Feast

As part of their training, all of Trinity’s ordinands serve in a 20-hour community placement, in addition to their church placements. Ordinand John White served his community placement last year with the organisation Bridges for Communities, which offers training for those who want to become bridge-builders in their local communities. John reflects below on the […]

Chapel testimony: Living in the ‘bigness’ of God

Over the last several months, I’ve really become hyper-aware of the bigness of God, and that is what has prompted me to remind others of this hardly novel concept. If I ever speak or write things for anyone other than my immediate circle, it’s either because I’m oddly convicted of something that I think God […]

From international politics to ordination

As Sam Rylands completed a programme in international politics at the University of Nottingham, he found himself wanting to know more about his Christian faith. He began a postgraduate programme at Cambridge to study theology and simultaneously became more involved in his church. As he sat one morning in chapel, thinking about his life and […]

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 […]

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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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