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 (smaller groups of students who meet weekly with a designated Trinity tutor for worship and prayer, theological reflection, encouragement, and who serve the wider community together in practical ways)
  • The gathered community’s practices of spiritual disciplines and spiritual retreats
  • Church placement experiences
  • 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 >

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Autumn COVID-19 update

3 September 2020 Read our current COVID risk assessment > This week we officially reopen our buildings to staff and tutors, and look forward to welcoming our new students for a modified Welcome Week from 12 September. We want to uphold the quality of the formation and education we provide, while operating within the parameters […]

New book from Trinity alumnus on the Church of England and racism

An Anglican priest based in Manchester, Revd A.D.A. France-Williams is the author of Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England, which is available beginning today from SCM Press. Below he shares some thoughts about an ambiguity that exists in the country and the church for its black and minority ethnic members. So there […]

Giving a night a week to learn more about God

Having tried my hardest to give up RE GCSE at school I never would have predicted I’d end up studying theology, ministry and mission at university level, but God had other plans.