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 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 […]

COVID-19 update (Nov 2020)

What’s been happening at Trinity through the autumn term? What will a second lockdown in England look like at college? [Read our current risk assessment] In developing our COVID response, Trinity has remained committed to the importance of learning in community and maintaining our physical community as much as we can whilst following safety precautions […]

Black History Month at Trinity

Our BAME student group has posted around college portraits and photos of significant Black Christians who have influenced faith across the UK–ten people from a variety of denominations and spheres of society. Each poster at college highlights a different person, along with a QR code so students can access an article to read more about […]

Theology, fantasy, and The Last Dragon Rider

Trinity student Luke Aylen has written a series of three older children/young adult fantasy adventure novels, the third of which (The Last Dragon Rider) comes out today. Here he discusses the book, fantasy literature, and theology.   Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself?  A: I’m often known as a serial-hobbyist and all-round creative. […]