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 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 […]

COVID-19 update (Nov 2020)

What’s been happening at Trinity through the autumn term? What will a second lockdown in England look like at college? [Read our current risk assessment] In developing our COVID response, Trinity has remained committed to the importance of learning in community and maintaining our physical community as much as we can whilst following safety precautions […]

Black History Month at Trinity

Our BAME student group has posted around college portraits and photos of significant Black Christians who have influenced faith across the UK–ten people from a variety of denominations and spheres of society. Each poster at college highlights a different person, along with a QR code so students can access an article to read more about […]

Theology, fantasy, and The Last Dragon Rider

Trinity student Luke Aylen has written a series of three older children/young adult fantasy adventure novels, the third of which (The Last Dragon Rider) comes out today. Here he discusses the book, fantasy literature, and theology.   Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself?  A: I’m often known as a serial-hobbyist and all-round creative. […]