Year-round contextual engagement

Your context church experience is important not just for the hands-on leadership training it gives you, but because it forms the context for your assessed learning.

In most cases, our part-time ordinands remain in their current church, and we will work with you to make sure that you have a supportive environment and good supervision from an experienced church leader.

You will meet regularly with both your supervising vicar and with a Trinity tutor to discuss your context experiences.

In addition the time spent in your context church, you will undertake a short-term church placement in a local church to help you gain ministry experiences in a different context.

We want you to have a holistic training experience, and so your practical experiences of ministry will inform your academic assignments for classes, and your placement church will be the environment in which you’ll have the opportunity to put into practice what you’re learning in the classroom.

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 […]