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 and Tutor in Christian Doctrine Dr Justin Stratis for encouragement, support, and ongoing book discussions. Recent discussions have included Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship and The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr.

Find out more about our fees and other practicalities >

Latest blog posts

Trinity’s pioneer programme expands

This academic year, we are expanding the opportunities for both pioneers and those who wish to learn more about pioneer ministry. Currently, up to thirty-five students have participated in ‘input classes’, which are half-termly meetings, timed to coordinate with our dispersed learners’ block weeks. As they meet through Zoom, the group hears a seminar from […]

Trinity Ordinand Sarah Lee Awarded British Empire Medal

On New Year’s Eve, Trinity ordinand Sarah Lee invited her parents, brother, and children to join her and her husband (Trinity ordinand Jonathan Lee) via Zoom for a surprising piece of news. Sarah had been awarded a British Empire Medal from the Queen for services to the community in Oundle, Northamptonshire. Just prior to her […]

Winner of student accommodation design announced

On Monday, Trinity’s Site Development Group chose a winner from among the five designers shortlisted to design our new student accommodation building. After the candidates made final virtual presentations, Bristol-based O’LearyGoss Architects was selected as the firm best suited to partner with Trinity on this project. ‘It has been a real honour to journey with […]

Trinity welcomes new tutor Revd Dr Donna Lazenby

We are pleased to announce that after Easter the Revd Dr Donna Lazenby will be joining Trinity College Bristol as Co-Vice Principal and Director of Formation.   ‘Donna is an outstanding young theologian and teacher, and has made a significant national contribution to formation for ministry already. As well as lecturing, Donna will be part […]