DDO Newsletter, Spring 2018
Did you know Trinity students complete community placements in addition to their church placements?
Community placements help diversify our ordinands’ experiences of mission and ministry, while also helping them engage with people who are different from themselves, think theologically about mission in a ‘secular’ context, and think about what role the church might play in partnership with other organisations.
You may have heard that our principal Emma Ineson has been appointed as the next Bishop of Penrith. Emma will not leave Trinity until Easter 2019 and so will be in her current role as principal for most of the next academic year. The search for her successor is already underway, and we are working toward a seamless transition in the college’s leadership.
10 Nov 2018: Open Day
Send your candidates to experience an Open Day at Trinity–tour the college, meet current students, interact with our faculty, and find out what it can mean to prepare for ordination in community. Please email admissions or call 0117 968 0254 to book a place or arrange another visit.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]