DDO Newsletter, October 2015

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Did You Know?

Did you know that we are the only theological college to offer our students every mode of training? Trinity students can now choose from three pathways to ordination: full-time residential training, full-time context-based training, and part-time training.

Our residential students live in the Bristol neighbourhoods surrounding Trinity, where they are assigned, alongside the other members of their pastoral group, to a local church in which to gain reflective practical experience and mentoring.

Our non-residential students, who have chosen to continue in their current church or ministry context, will continue to minister and be mentored there, while attending one-day-a-week classes and special weekend or summer modules at Trinity.

We work to fit our students’ training to their unique situations. We are committed to coming alongside each one to understand their needs and particular calling, to help prepare them to serve God faithfully and to live the values of Christ’s coming kingdom.

 

Upcoming Events

14-16 October 2015

Our principal, Emma Ineson, will be at the DDO consultation in Swanwick, and she would love to speak with you, to hear any way in which we might better serve you.

7 November 2015

Send your candidates to experience an Open Day at Trinity – tour the college, meet current students, interact with our faculty members. Please Email admissions@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk or call 0117 968 0254 to book a place, or to arrange an alternate visit date.

 

Recent News

Newly refurbished chapel

New partnership with Aberdeen University

New tutor in New Testament

 

'I’ve had to learn that this isn’t about finding the right answers, but about asking the right questions that will drive me on and on, closer to God.' - Ed Down, Oxford Diocese Read more of Ed's story here.

‘I’ve had to learn that this isn’t about finding the right answers, but about asking the right questions that will drive me on and on, closer to God.’
– Ed Down, Oxford Diocese
Read more of Ed’s story here.

 

The DDO Newsletter is published three times a year to help connect the dioceses with recent happenings and current information from Trinity College. We welcome any thoughts, opinions, questions, and feedback that could help us better serve you and the candidates and current students you advise:  m.stratis@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk or 0117 968 0205.

 

Latest blog posts

Habakkuk: Trusting God through injustice

Trinity Tutor in Old Testament Rev Dr David Firth discusses how Habakkuk wrestles with the difficulty of continuing to trust in God whilst living in a situation of ongoing oppression and injustice, with ideas as to how you might preach and teach this lesser known book. For those unfamiliar with Habakkuk, can you provide a […]

Race and the Church

During a diversity plenary week, Trinity students thought more deeply about issues related to disability, race, and the church. Three Trinity students shared their own personal reflections regarding race and church with our community. Mary Hotchkiss is an ordinand completing a Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission. No person of colour is the same, nor […]

New principal announced

We are delighted to announce that the Revd Dr Sean Doherty will be the next principal of Trinity College. The announcement was made today to students at college, with the opportunity afterward to meet and chat with Sean and his wife, Gaby. Sean has served as Tutor in Ethics at St Mellitus College in London […]

Retreat Day, through the eyes of our students

On Wednesday, 30 January, our students participated (along with students and faculty from Bristol Baptist College) in a college retreat day. They chose from among eleven options for the day, which included a cycling pilgrimage, an off-site Quiet Day, a Franciscan walk through Leigh Woods, an artistic session on Bible journalling, a songwriters’ retreat, a […]