Explore gathered learning


Through our gathered learning mode of study, you join into a vibrant Bristol community rooted in Christ’s Beatitudes. At Trinity, we believe theology is best studied in community together. This holistic experience will help all you learn to impact how you live, lead, and interact with others. So that’s what you’ll be signing up for: becoming rooted in a diverse, lively, messy family of people striving to become Christ-like leaders, encouraging one another to pursue God and his kingdom so that more people can know the joy of relationship with him.

Programmes of study

These are the academic programme options available to those studying with us in our full-time gathered learning community:

Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission >

Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission >

Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Ministry and Mission >

Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission >

Postgraduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission >

Master of Arts in Theology, Ministry and Mission >

 

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Which programme best fits you?

To discuss which programme might best fit you, contact admissions@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk or phone at 0117 968 0254.

 

 

 

Learn in community

Full-time independent students have the option to be connected with:

  • Tutor groups:  These smaller groups of students meet weekly with a designated Trinity tutor for worship and prayer, theological reflection, encouragement, and serve the wider community together in practical ways.
  • The gathered community’s practices of morning prayer and worship, spiritual disciplines and spiritual retreats
  • Church placement experiences
  • Weekday community lunch together
  • Everything else our Bristol community offers!

An independent student is selected each year to participate in our Student Exec, and Trinity Tutor in New Testament Dr Jamie Davies serves as Tutor for Independent Students. Both the exec rep and tutor act as liaisons to represent our independent students in the college leadership, and are available to hear any concerns, questions, or ideas.

Independent Hub group

Our independent students also have the option to meet weekly on Friday mornings in an ‘Independent Hub’ group facilitated by Tutor in New Testament Dr Jamie Davies for encouragement, support, and ongoing book discussions. Recent discussions have included Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship and The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr.

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We asked the faculty what are they reading this summer and what they would recommend. Here is what they said: Donna Lazenby: After Whiteness: an Education in Belonging, by Willie James Jennings A Promised Land – Barack’s Obama (autobiography) Jamie Davies: Macaskill, Grant. Living in Union with Christ: Paul’s Gospel and Christian Moral Identity (Baker […]