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.

Revd Mary Hotchkiss

Mary left Trinity in 2019 and is a curate in the Bristol Diocese. She is our first diversity champion, keen to help the college be more effective in welcoming students who are from diverse backgrounds. If students feel ‘othered’, she is a first point of call. Mary is also a member of Trinity’s Board of Trustees.

Revd 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.”

Revd 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.”