DDO Newsletter, Winter 2020

Watch our new dispersed learning video

Train for ordination in the Church of England by coming to Bristol for six block weeks a year, remaining embedded in your local context, and participating in weekly virtual seminars and pastoral groups with your cohort. Watch here: http://bit.ly/2UPywkE.


Hear from our students

One couple, two training tracks

Ordinands Sarah and Jonathan Lee chose Trinity so Sarah could train residentially and gain the space needed to reflect in community on her Christian practice, and so Jonathan could train non-residentially for more hours in context after twenty-five years as a barrister and part-time judge. Read their story here.


Upcoming events

25 MARCH 2020: DDO DAY

Join us to hear more about how ordinands training as potential theological educators can benefit from our thriving postgraduate research programme. Participate in corporate theological reflection, meet with students and tutors, and enjoy lunch in our community. Email admissions or phone 0117 968 0254 with questions or to book a place.

7 November 2020: OPEN DAY

Prospective students, spouses, and families are invited to join us on 7 November to chat with our faculty, meet current students, learn more about the options we offer, and consider whether God may be calling them to study in community at Trinity. To find out more call 0117 968 0254 or email admissions@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk.


Recent news

Residential students participate in spiritual retreat day >

Trinity College and Bristol Housing Festival launch competition for ideas for new student accommodation >

Latest blog posts

Sept 2020 COVID-19 update

3 September 2020 This week we officially reopen our buildings to staff and tutors, and look forward to welcoming our new students for a modified Welcome Week from 12 September. We want to uphold the quality of the formation and education we provide, while operating within the parameters of what is safe and healthy, with […]

New book from Trinity alumnus on the Church of England and racism

An Anglican priest based in Manchester, Revd A.D.A. France-Williams is the author of Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England, which is available beginning today from SCM Press. Below he shares some thoughts about an ambiguity that exists in the country and the church for its black and minority ethnic members. So there […]

Giving a night a week to learn more about God

Having tried my hardest to give up RE GCSE at school I never would have predicted I’d end up studying theology, ministry and mission at university level, but God had other plans.

Telling the stories of God’s faithfulness

Our family would not be at Trinity College Bristol today, where Justin has been teaching Christian doctrine for eight years and I’ve helped with the college’s communications work for five, apart from the faithfulness of God. As I’ve watched the world shift under all our feet, it helps me to remember that. In Joshua 4, […]