Our Chaplains

Canon Ray Brazier

Ray describes himself as ‘a retired vicar, but never a retired Priest!’ He is currently working in a number of areas of ministry support in Bristol Diocese, including vocations, mentoring, ministerial development, and spiritual direction. He says, ‘I love reading, the arts (especially drama and theatre), spending time with family and friends, and I am excited by the challenges and opportunities facing the Church today.”

The Venerable Christine Froude

Christine, who is Welsh and married with two children and two grandchildren, had a career in banking before her ministry work in Stoke Bishop, Bristol Children’s Hospital, and Shirehampton. She served as an archdeacon working across Bristol Diocese in rural, urban, and city context. Christine, now retired, has enjoyed a close connection with Trinity for the last 25 years.

Rev Jenny Low

Jenny is a retired priest in charge of Lawrence Weston and Avonmouth. She says of herself, “I taught biology, living for many years in Hong Kong, before training for ordination at Trinity College. Since then my ministry has been on outer city council estates. I have two children and four grandchildren.”

Rev Michelle Taylor

Having been involved in lay ministry for 30 years, Michelle was finally ordained in 2018 after two years at Trinity. She is currently serving her curacy at Trendlewood Church, Nailsea, and loving every minute. She says, “It’s a great privilege to be able to come alongside Trinity students and support them in prayer.”

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 […]