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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, […]

Coronavirus update

In response to the government’s regulations, and out of care for our community of students and staff and our wider Bristol community, we began working last week to enable all of our students to complete their final weeks of classes remotely, to continue to participate in chapel and pastoral groups together remotely, and to facilitate […]

The persevering people of God

What does it mean to be the people of Jesus in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic? A timely message from Tutor in Pastoral and Ministerial Studies Revd Dr Helen Collins, shared in our virtual chapel this morning.  Three weeks ago, I began to think about what passage to choose for what would have been an […]

Poverty in the Early Church and Today

Trinity Tutor in New Testament Prof Steve Walton and Tearfund’s Hannah Swithinbank have co-edited an innovative book of essays that brings the expertise of those working to alleviate poverty together with the expertise of biblical scholars. This allows for a unique conversation about how Christians might think and act about poverty today. Q. Can you […]

The pain and gain of learning Greek

One of the things I was most looking forward to as I approached the beginning of my studies at Trinity was learning Greek. For years I had heard sermons where the preacher had pronounced ‘In the Greek it says…’ and proceeded to unfold seemingly profound mysteries through knowledge of this ancient language. Being the investigative […]

Student retreat day

Last week on Wednesday, our residential ordinands and independent students participated in a spiritual retreat day together. Students could choose from among eight options for the day, led by a mix of faculty and students. Options included a Franciscan walk through Leigh Woods with Revd Dr Howard Worsley, a cycling pilgrimage with Bristol Baptist College […]

One couple, two training tracks

Ordinands Sarah and Jonathan Lee chose Trinity so Sarah could train residentially and gain the space needed to reflect on her Christian practice in community, and so Jonathan could train non-residentially for more hours in context after twenty-five years as a barrister and part-time judge. When, as a biblical studies student at Sheffield University, Sarah […]

What is ‘dispersed learning’ at Trinity? (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. (2:31)   To request a prospectus, arrange a visit, or ask questions about how what we offer might best […]

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