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Meet our new Student Exec 2018-19

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.

Finding Jesus in a hot meal

Bristol’s Wild Goose Café, a Crisis Centre Ministries project led by Trinity student Jonnie Angel, provides unconditional acceptance and practical services to those who’ve become marginalised. Its ministry is also having an impact on Trinity ordinands. At the beginning of 2011, Jonnie Angel was an operations director for a property management solutions corporation with an […]

Meet our leavers: Craig Gaudion

This summer, we’ve sent out 52 ordinands, independent students, and research students, and we look forward to the ways in which God will use their preparation here for his purposes. Below is one of our leavers’ stories. For five years, Craig and Gemma Gaudion were leading a Salvation Army church in Liverpool as lay ministers. […]

Meet our leavers: Laura Faturoti

This summer, we’ve sent out 52 ordinands, independent students, and research students, and we look forward to the ways in which God will use their preparation here for his purposes. Below is one of our leavers’ stories. Laura Faturoti had spent fifteen years working in Chatham, the second most deprived area of Kent, as a […]

A Crucible of Formation

Our leaver Helen O’Sullivan reflects on how studying within an intentional community changes the nature of training for ministry.   When I started at Trinity College two years ago I wrote a blog post about the blessings and challenges of living and learning in a new community. There is an African proverb: ‘If you want […]

Chapel testimony: Owning my scars

Giving a testimony in Trinity College chapel isn’t on my bucket list. It isn’t even on my list of things to do while I am at college. I am happy being quiet, looking thoughtful, and sharing ideas with a small group of others, but I felt God was quite insistent about this so here I […]

What is a pioneer?

Why the church needs pioneer ministers, and how Trinity hopes to help prepare them. After the birth of her daughter, Sonya Newton decided it was time for a fresh start in her life, for a return to church. After several painful and tumultuous years away, she walked into a church near the estate where she’d […]

Retreat Day, through students’ eyes

On 31 January 2018, students spent a Retreat Day engaged in one of ten options for the day, designed to help them be still, reflective, to rest, and to engage with God and with the world around them in a variety of ways (read more about the options offered here).

What’s next? Thoughts from an independent student

While our Church of England ordinands have a general idea as to the path before them, it can feel quite different to leave college as an independent student. Recent leaver Shakeel Nurmahi describes what it’s been like to seek God in the midst of the unknowns of following him. It’s been a strange few months […]

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A taste of life at Trinity College! Find out what it can mean to prepare for ministry in the context of community. If you’re considering ordination, or further theological study to benefit your Christian life and ministry, contact our admissions team to organise a visit: admissions@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk or 0117 968 0254.

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