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.

Revd Dr Donna Lazenby

‘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 of Trinity’s leadership, overseeing the formational work of the College and the renewal of our part-time courses,’ says Trinity College Principal Revd Dr Sean Doherty. ‘She brings theological expertise in spirituality, apologetics, literature, preaching, and mission which will enhance our teaching and community life.’

‘I am delighted that God is calling me to Trinity College and deeply grateful for the opportunity to live and minister within such a gifted and faithful community,’ Donna says. ‘I long to see a growing, thriving and confident Church serving this nation and the world in the coming generations, and look forward to years of learning and leading alongside others as we form ministers of the gospel for such a time as this.’

Donna has been serving as Director of St Mellitus College, South West, and Tutor and Lecturer in Christian Spirituality and Apologetics at St Mellitus College. She completed the BA in Philosophy and Theology, MPhil in Philosophy of Religion, and PhD in Theology at Cambridge University; she trained for ordination at Westcott House. Her doctoral thesis won a John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2011. Donna has written A Mystical Philosophy: Transcendence and Immanence in the Works of Virginia Woolf and Iris Murdoch (Bloomsbury, 2014) and Divine Sparks: Everyday Encounters with God’s Incoming Kingdom (SPCK, 2017). Between 2015 and 2017 she pioneered and led The Hayes Church, a fresh expression of church and church plant, in the Diocese of Southwark.

Donna is married to the Revd Chris Thomson who is founder of the evangelistic YouTube Channel ‘God Stories Today’, Formation Tutor at St Padarn’s Institute in Wales, Member of the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists, and Church Growth and Planting Coach for the Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication in the Diocese of London.


Posted 9 November 2020

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