Fifty Years of Trinity

This year of 2022 marks a significant milestone for our community as we celebrate fifty years of Trinity. We want to take the time to celebrate by bringing the community together both past and present.


When looking at our records (that only go back so far), Andrew Lucas, our Executive Director, estimates that Trinity has taught and sent on approximately 1400+ ordinands over this period, of whom we are immensely proud.  

The future holds many great opportunities. In particular, we are looking forward to continuing the consultation for the site development project which looks to build new on-site accommodation for single ordinands while making the best use of the assets we already have. 

It is exciting to think about the impact those 1400 ordinands have had on the world but even more exciting to think of the impact that our current students and those we’ve not even met yet will have too. 

We would like to thank you for joining us on the journey so far and we’d love to invite you to continue to support us in our plans for the future.  


Join us for a celebration.

To mark this important time we are planning to have a celebration later this year on the 10th & 11th June. 

We thought this would be a fantastic opportunity to invite the entire alumni and extended community back to Stoke Bishop to meet old friends in your year group, meet current tutors and faculty and to learn about how the college has grown and changed over the years.

This celebration is being held over 2 days giving folks the option to come for both days or to choose the Friday or the Saturday. See the full programme below.

So, spread the word; invite your prayer group, study buddies and connect companions  – If you book a table (groups of 10 people) we can offer a discount.

We really are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Purchase your tickets using this link:


Celebration Programme

The programme will be as follows*:

Friday 10th June

2:30 pm Tea & coffee on arrival in marquee

3pm Welcome from Sean Doherty, Principal and Anthea Anthony, Student President

3:15pm Opening service including contributions from alumni

4pm Tea & cake

4:30 – 6pm Tour the college – see how Trinity College has changed, whilst you travel through time, with rooms dedicated to different decades, with photos and memorabilia. Time to catch up with fellow alumni. Choose to experience a theological refresher with one of our current lecturers.

Black Tie Reunion Dinner

7:30pm Welcome drinks

8pm Dinner in dining room


Saturday 11th June

10:30am Tea & coffee on arrival in marquee

11am Celebration Eucharist with former principal, The Right Rev Emma Ineson, preaching. Videos and testimonies from alumni

1pm Hog roast

2pm Trinity College now and in the future: Residential theological education now, and visions for the next 50 years. Site Development – hear from our Head of Property, Malcolm Bourne and learn about this major project to enhance our residential training provision.

3pm Another opportunity to tour the college – see how Trinity College has changed, whilst you travel through time, with rooms dedicated to different decades, with photos and memorabilia.

3:30pm Tea & cakes and time to mingle

7:30pm Trinity Fest – a time to mix with the current community and enjoy music, food and drink from local providers in a festival atmosphere.

*The programme is subject to change as we confirm guest speakers etc.

We'd love to hear from you - Tell your story!

To encourage our community, we’re really keen to hear stories from alumni about how their time at Trinity prepared them for what they went on to do. Whether it’s stories to inspire our current ordinands, give updates on projects or simply to glorify God’s work, please get in touch. 

There are two ways to get involved.

  1. Record a short 3-minute video – Grab your phone or get some help and ask someone to film you telling the story. Send it over to us and we will look to include it at the celebration.
  2. Write up a summary – With all that experience under your belts of writing sermons, we’re sure you’ll be able to write up your story and send it over and email it to us.

Please send your stories, whether they are video links, photos, documents or emails to our Communications & Publicirt officer:

*Please also be mindful of any safeguarding or privacy issues with your story. Make sure, that if you mention people by name, that they would be happy to be included in it.

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