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

Trinity’s pioneer programme expands

This academic year, we are expanding the opportunities for both pioneers and those who wish to learn more about pioneer ministry. Currently, up to thirty-five students have participated in ‘input classes’, which are half-termly meetings, timed to coordinate with our dispersed learners’ block weeks. As they meet through Zoom, the group hears a seminar from […]

Trinity Ordinand Sarah Lee Awarded British Empire Medal

On New Year’s Eve, Trinity ordinand Sarah Lee invited her parents, brother, and children to join her and her husband (Trinity ordinand Jonathan Lee) via Zoom for a surprising piece of news. Sarah had been awarded a British Empire Medal from the Queen for services to the community in Oundle, Northamptonshire. Just prior to her […]

Winner of student accommodation design announced

On Monday, Trinity’s Site Development Group chose a winner from among the five designers shortlisted to design our new student accommodation building. After the candidates made final virtual presentations, Bristol-based O’LearyGoss Architects was selected as the firm best suited to partner with Trinity on this project. ‘It has been a real honour to journey with […]

Trinity welcomes new tutor Revd Dr Donna Lazenby

We are pleased to announce that after Easter the Revd Dr Donna Lazenby will be joining Trinity College Bristol as Co-Vice Principal and Director of Formation.   ‘Donna is an outstanding young theologian and teacher, and has made a significant national contribution to formation for ministry already. As well as lecturing, Donna will be part […]