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 >

 

To learn more about our library and learning disability support click here.

 

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

Come and see for yourself

I took this photo of a small sapling in late March 2019 when my wife Ruth & I travelled down from West London for her interview here at Trinity. Ruth had yet to do her BAP but it was booked in for August and we realised it would have been difficult to sort everything out […]

Helen Collins on the Talking Theology podcast

Helen Collins our tutor in Practical Theology and Director of Formation, was recently a guest on Cranmer Hall’s “Talking Theology” podcast. Hear her speak on “How Does Scripture Speak Into Everyday Life?” This is how they describe the episode: How do we connect scripture with living faithfully in the world? What are the habits that help the […]

Locked down but still connected

Liz Venable has led our Connect group alongside a committed team who have helped to build a really strong community this year despite all of the restrictions we’ve had to endure and we are truly grateful for her, Sarah, Emma, Hannah & Jon. From the first moment we stepped inside Trinity College on the open […]

COVID-19 update (Mar 2021)

Our response to the change in national lockdown measures announced recently. Government guidelines show, very little has changed and we are mostly continuing to follow the same measures at college as before (essential access for private studies and library collection only). Sadly the practical courses measure does not apply to us; I appreciate there has been some confusion around this […]