The Traherne Festival is held each summer in Credenhill (5 miles NW of Hereford), and in Hereford.

October 10

Thomas Traherne, Hereford’s poet priest, was buried on 10 October in 1674 and is celebrated both in the Church of England's calendar and by the annual Jeremy Maule lecture.

Jeremy Maule Lecture
13th October 2018

The Glorious Universe

We are sorry to announce that Dr Rowan Williams will no longer be able to give this year’s lecture as he will be representing the Archbishop of Canterbury in Rome at the canonisation of Oscar Romero, but we are delighted to announce that the Revd Canon Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’s, Piccadilly, will be speaking instead. Her subject is ’The Glorious Universe’: What can Thomas Traherne teach us about today’s ecological crisis?

Combined tickets for refreshments and the lecture are 5 in advance and 6 on the door. Please book by contacting Hilary Rosankiewicz (tel: 01432 761588; email:

Festival 2019

Next year’s festival will be 1st to 3rd June.

One of Tom Denny's inspirational Traherne windows situated in the Audley Chapel in Hereford Cathedral

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