College Chaplain

Revd Joshua Brocklesby

  • I organise chapel services in college and offer pastoral care to the whole community.
  • I have an academic interest in race and theology, specifically looking at the impact of imperialism and colonialism on Western theology.
  • I read History at Oxford as an undergraduate before studying Theology at Cambridge and Yale.


As the College Chaplain and Fellow, I carry a range of responsibilities at Trinity. The Chaplain offers pastoral care for the College community, covering staff, students, fellows and alumni. I oversee the Chapel, the organ scholars and the Chapel Choir providing regular services in term time and conducting special services to mark important college events. The chapel hosts weddings, baptisms, funerals, and memorial services.

Our Chapel welcomes everyone to its services. As part of the Historic foundation of the college it is a Church of England chapel, and I am ordained as a priest within the Church of England. We also host services conducted by the Roman Catholic Chaplains and welcome others to use this holy space. We are an inclusive community and encourage open discussion about faith and ethics. I am always happy to talk to those who are exploring their faith or are interested in discussing how we make the world a more loving and compassionate place.

I hold an academic interest in Theology with a strong interest in the role of race within it. Specifically I am interested in the role of Imperialism and Colonialism on Western theology and its continuing impact. I also have a passion for celebrating diversity and seeing the beauty it offers us as individuals and communities.

I read History at Oxford and studied Theology at Cambridge and Yale. In between I had a career in advertising working for a creative agency in London and also spent a year as a monk in the Community of St Anselm at Lambeth Palace. I came to Trinity in 2022 having previously been serving as a priest in Watford.