The Traherne Association welcomes you to this site which celebrates and promotes the life and work of the poet and spiritual writer Thomas Traherne.

Only what Adam in his first estate
Did I behold;
Hard Silver and Drie Gold
As yet lay under Ground; my Blessed Fate
Was more acquainted with the old
And Innocent Delights which he did see
In his Original Simplicitie.
(from ‘Eden’)

2017 Festival

The 2017 festival will run from 3rd to 5th June 2017.

Speakers include Malcolm Guite, the poet-priest whose latest collection is Parable and Paradox, and Anne Wroe, author of the recently published Six Facets of Light.

Jeremy Maule Lecture
10th October, 2017

This year’s speaker is Dr Johanna Harris of Exeter University, who will speak about Traherne and the Harley family.
Go to the Events page to find details of our annual festival and other lectures and activities.

Students/researchers will find lists of editions and books about Traherne under Reading Lists. They will also find material of interest on The Oxford Traherne website

Each Jubilant Chord lists some of the many settings of Traherne's writing to music.

The site is maintained by members of The Traherne Association, which is based in Hereford.

We hope that you find our website to be both interesting and informative.

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

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