Holy Trinity College (HTC) was founded in August 2003 by the Redemptorists (C.Ss.R), the Franciscans (OFM) and the Carmelites (O.Carm). The college’s founding visionaries were Fr. Ronald J. McAinsh, C.SS. R and Fr. Joseph MacMahon, OFM who served as the first rector/bursar and dean of studies, respectively. In the opening year, the college had twelve students. The joining of the Spiritans (C.S.Sp) the following year brought enrolment to twenty four.
Classes were first conducted at the Redemptorist and Franciscan communities in Tafara. Subsequently, from 2005 to 2008, HTC was accommodated at Silveira House, the Jesuit Adult Education and Development Centre. In August 2008, HTC began its sixth academic year at Nazareth House. Nearly two years later, on 22 March 2010, HTC entered into an agreement with the Catholic University of Zimbabwe (CUZ), constituting it the latter’s faculty of theology.