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

Retreat to Franciscan community

Over the weekend of 2-4 November, Trinity students were offered the opportunity to participate in a retreat to the Franciscan community of Hilfield Friary in Dorset. Eight students and missiology tutor Rev Dr Howard Worsley travelled there to join the resident community in their prayers, meals, and chores. ‘This trip, which we regularly organise as […]

New ‘dispersed learning’ track

Through Trinity College Bristol’s new dispersed learning track, ordinands have the option to train at Trinity without moving home. Dispersed learners can complete the Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission in two years or the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology, Ministry and Mission in three years, both accredited by Durham University. Trinity’s dispersed learners […]

Cross-cultural learning

Last summer three Trinity students engaged in learning experiences that broadened their understanding of the global church, and what it can mean to be a Christian and to be a vicar. Ordinand Rebecca Heath-Taylor completed a placement in Harare, Zimbabwe with a charity called Cross-Over. Cross-Over aims to meet the educational needs of poor communities […]

What is the Green Team?

This year, in allotting students’ jobs within the college community, the Student Exec has for the first time given three students the role of serving in a ‘Green Team’.   This group will be working with college kitchen and properties staff to consider how the Trinity community can take practical steps to become more sustainable […]