DDO Newsletter, Autumn 2019

Trinity hosts an autumn DDO Day at college

On 23 October, Trinity welcomed fourteen DDOs, DDVs, ADDOs, and diocese support staff from around the country to come spend the day with us in Bristol. They met with their ordinands, chatted with faculty, visited classes, joined the community for lunch, and heard from the college’s leadership.

‘We were delighted to welcome so many DDOs and others involved in discernment and nurturing vocation to our recent DDO day,’ says Principal Rev Dr Sean Doherty. ‘It was very much a two-way experience: as well as giving those present a chance to find out how things are going at Trinity, it also gave me the chance to hear their perspectives on matters such as encouraging an increasingly diverse range of people into ministry, changing training needs, and matching ordinands to title posts. I am thankful for such a strong sense of partnership between dioceses and us as a training institution.’

‘Visiting Trinity enabled me to see for myself the quality of formation available,’ says Blackburn Diocese DDD Rev Nick McKee. ‘It was so good to speak freely with ordinands and to hear how they are being formed for ministry.’

 

Hear from our students

‘I had a little internal moan, questioning why on earth I had to learn ancient languages to do what God had called me to do. In that moment, I sensed a clear reply: “Since when did your calling have to be easy?”‘ Read more from MA student Amy White.

 

Upcoming events

8 February 2020

Prospective students and their families are invited to join us for an Open Day–they can meet current students and faculty and explore whether God is calling them to Trinity.

2 April 2020

For those exploring only non-residential options, join our dispersed learners during their block week at college to learn more about our DL pathway.

Please email admissions or call 0117 968 0254 to book a place, or to arrange an alternate visit date.

 

 

Recent news

Recent renovations to Stoke House

Welcome BBQ for new students

Growth in dispersed learning

 

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