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. Read more about our partner churches.

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

An interview with Donna Lazenby

We got Sean and Donna in the room to have a chat so we could get to know Donna a little better as she started with us this week.

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 […]