The Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission originally launched as a Redcliffe College initiative in 2010 and has enjoyed partnership and support from organisations such as Bible Society, Wycliffe Bible Translators and Keswick Ministries. Throughout this time it was led by Tim Davy. Activities during this period included the blog, MA programme, a public lecture and visiting scholars.

In 2016 Redcliffe and Trinity College, Bristol, began to dream about what we could do together, combining Redcliffe’s specialism in mission training and missiological research with Trinity’s long-established expertise in Biblical and Theological studies, especially at PhD level.

We knew there would be places we could go together that we just wouldn’t reach on our own. We’re excited about the journey ahead!


Redcliffe College is based in Gloucester, and provides Masters programmes in missiology, leadership and member care for people working in mission and ministry. Courses are studied over 2 to 4 years in blended delivery modes, ensuring that students remain engaged in their work while they learn, able to apply their learning throughout.

Trinity College, Bristol is passionate about building missional church, and seeks to advance the mission of God through theology programmes for church leaders and those approaching ordination or leadership. Students can study full-time, part-time, or dig deeper to earn a postgraduate research doctorate with the College.