Kingdom leading

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Learning to Disagree: Gender and Sexuality

Last winter, Trinity students participated in a plenary week that brought together speakers with a variety of perspectives on the issues surrounding gender and sexuality to address our students, who themselves hold a variety of perspectives. As the week unfolded, our students responded by providing both those invited to college and one another with the […]

Moving toward a more contemplative life

Trinity alumnus Paul Bradbury has recently written Stepping Into Grace, a book born out of his experience in pioneering mission. Using the narrative thread of the story of Jonah, the book argues for a ministry rooted in grace and more contemplative living—so that who we are becoming in Christ provides a foundation for our participation […]

Listen: NT Wright on The Royal Revolution

At the end of June, Trinity’s annual postgraduate research conference welcomed NT Wright as this year’s senior scholar. In addition to his interaction with students during the conference week, Prof Wright gave a public lecture one evening on the topic of his newest book, The Royal Revolution: Fresh Perspectives on the Cross. For those who […]

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