Our site and accommodation
Trinity is in a lovely setting: as well as being close to the Downs in an attractive part of Bristol, we have an extensive peaceful campus with lawns and woodland and views to the Welsh hills.
The main building, originally known as Stoke House, was completed in 1669 for a Bristol merchant and Member of Parliament, Sir Robert Cann. It was taken over by Clifton Theological College in 1932 and became Trinity College in 1971 when the three Bristol evangelical Anglican colleges, Clifton, Tyndale Hall and Dalton House with St Michael's, merged to form one college.
The former orangery (once also used as a swimming pool - see a photo) now serves as our chapel (fourth small photo from top). The ballroom, an extension to the original house, has become the library and there is a separate games room for table tennis and snooker (bottom photo).
The gardens are used for our family events, especially at the beginning and end of term, for garden parties, for volley ball and croquet, or for quiet places for study or relaxation. There is a prayer walk in the woods, and there is plenty of wild life to be seen (such as the roe deer photographed by Rob John in his garden on the campus).
There are many modern additions to the original building, including the Carter building for single students, the Clifton buiding with studies and small lecture rooms, the student common room, the dining room, main lecture rooms and common rooms.
We have a small self-contained cottage, The Lodge, available for sabbatical visitors, which is for rent at a weekly rate. We also have Henry Martyn House next to the college which has been refurbished as a centre for world Christianity, where we can give hospitality to international church leaders and theologians who come to share and contribute to our community life.
Trinity College offers on-site accommodation for single students (and for those who live in Bristol during the week but return home at weekends) on the college-based track, and college flats and houses off site for couples and families. Those training in context will have accommodation in the context community.
We also have some guest rooms which students are welcome to use for their visitors.