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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 […]

Moving from Germany to Trinity during a pandemic

Last February, as she attended an evangelistic outreach in France, Jael Veen felt God telling her to leave the college in Germany where she had begun to study the Bible and continue her studies elsewhere. Then, at her parents’ home one evening, Jael found herself watching a video someone had lent them—Patterns of Evidence: Investigating […]

Pandemic ordinands

As they sought to complete a discernment process during the lockdown, many of our new students made the decision to join Trinity’s community without ever being able to visit in person. Last winter, Annabel Stott and her husband, Matt, scheduled visits to five theological colleges as part of her discernment process with the Church of […]

Bringing together East and West

Mark Nam (Trinity 2020) and his wife, Kayi, designed a special stole to symbolise Mark’s ordination journey in the Church of England. One of Trinity’s leavers, Mark Nam, was ordained deacon in Bristol Cathedral this autumn and is set to become one of the first British-born Chinese priests in the Church of England. To commemorate […]

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. […]

At college with an invisible disability

Student Pastoral and Wellness Team Disability Rep ordinand Sasha Braun shares her experience of living and studying at college with an invisible disability. Arriving at college for Welcome Week in 2017, I walked into the dining room to hear a sea of people. Blurred faces and sounds of greeting were what I remember hitting me […]

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.

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 […]

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