Leavers go out to new work
7 July 2010
Last weekend saw the ordination of many Trinity leavers in cathedrals around the country as they were commissioned for their new work in the Anglican Church. (The photo shows some of them at a pre-ordination garden party in June at Lambeth Palace with the Archbishop of Canterbury.)
This year nearly 40 have left to work in the church as ordained clergy, including some who will combine church work with a secular job and others who will be in pioneer ministry among those not usually reached by the church.
Not all Trinity students are ordinands, or even Anglican. Some have moved on to youth work or to theological teaching or further academic research.
Trinity is an international community. At the end of the academic year we have said goodbye to those who are returning home to the USA and India. One student from Kenya and one from Egypt are starting curacies in England and a British student is doing his first curacy in New Zealand.
One of the leavers, Mark Cowling, who is starting his curacy in Bolton, writes: ‘ I have been so thrilled to be at Trinity College for three years. The faculty are truly outstanding in my opinion, particularly in the area of Biblical Studies. The college under George's leadership has a strong clear vision that recognizes the importance of appropriate mission for today and I feel the college has offered me so much to equip me for ministry. Trinity College in my opinion knows what it's doing and is equipping leaders with the skills needed for the challenges to the gospel in our world.'