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 loves reading, the arts (especially drama and theatre), spending time with family and friends, and is, he says, ‘excited by the challenges and opportunities facing the Church today.’

Miriam Goossen

Miriam is a trained spiritual director. She says, ‘My passion is people, and I see it as a great privilege to listen to and accompany others in their spiritual journeys as they seek to gain a deeper knowledge of themselves and a deeper knowledge of the Father.’

Rev Laura Ferguson

Laura is a Church of England priest and also a Trinity College spouse. She says, ‘I am passionate about vocations and about how creativity and the arts can be used to communicate and express the gospel. Things I like include sketching, watching comedy, Ignatian spirituality, walking about and chatting with people.’

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 […]