Trinity College, Bristol
Trinity College Bristol is a Christian college affiliated to the Church of England, though students come from different denominations. It is located in Stoke Bishop in Bristol, England, next to the University of Bristol's residential halls. It offers a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses which are validated by the University of Bristol, though the college sets it own curriculum. Many of its students are training for ordination in the Church of England; there is a strong vocational aspect to its training. It runs evening classes which are used by the Diocese of Bristol for its training of ordained and lay local ministers. It also has an Open Learning department; students study at home and are linked to a local study group with a tutor.

The building previously known as Stoke House was built in 1669 and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.

Trinity College Bristol was formed in 1972 from a merger of three evangelical colleges in Bristol: Clifton, Dalton House with St Michaels, and Tyndale Hall. Trinity College Bristol is rooted in the evangelical tradition (and is affiliated to the Evangelical Alliance) but offers training to Christians from a variety of theological traditions. All of the colleges had their origins in the Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society (BCMS, now Crosslinks). The Bible Missionary Training College opened in Bristol in 1925, and was recognized by the Church of England in 1927. The BCMS college faced great difficulties in its early days. Its conservative evangelical constituency was numerically and financially weak. The staff split over the issue of subscription to BCMS' doctrinal basis, and those who did not view subscription as essential left to form Clifton Theological College. Subsequently, Dalton House was opened to train women. The Principal of the men's college (C.S.Carter) resigned in the early 1930s after dismissing a student. It was renamed Tyndale Hall in 1952. An earlier attempt at merger in the 1960s was poorly handled and resulted in considerable conflict. Since September 1997, Trinity College Bristol has been a member of the Bristol Federation. Its partners are Bristol Baptist College, Wesley College, and the West of England Ministerial Training Course (WEMTC).

Notable staff and alumni
  • George Carey ”“ 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury. Principal of the college from 1982”“1988.
  • David Jackman ”“ Former student. President of the Proclamation Trust and former Minister of Above Bar Church, Southampton.
  • J. Alec Motyer ”“ Former principal of the college, well known as the author of several key books, including The Prophecy of Isaiah. He is also the Old Testament editor of the Bible Speaks Today series of commentaries.
  • J. I. Packer ”“ Associate principal from 1971-79. In 2005, Time Magazine named Packer one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America.
  • Joyce G. Baldwin - Former principal and author of numerous commentaries.
  • Gordon Wenham - Emeritus Professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire and author of many commentaries.
  • George Iype Kovoor - current Principal and a Chaplain to the Queen