Summer church placement

At the end of your first year of training you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside a church leadership team full-time for four weeks.

Whether it’s leading Sunday services or conducting pastoral visits, or helping with church meetings and running children’s holiday clubs, you’ll be immersed in the day-to-day running of the church.

To make sure you’re experiencing a breadth of ministry contexts and opportunities, we aim to place you in a different church than the one you’re a part of regularly. It’s usually somewhere local to you, although it doesn’t have to be. We hope this will be a good chance for you to be challenged and grown through a new and possibly very different experience of church life, ministry and leadership.

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. […]