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.
AnnouncementGo to the Events page to find details of our annual festival and other lectures and activities.
Lecture for Friends of Hereford Cathedral
7.00 pm, 15 March in College Hall
Thomas Traherne: an introductory lecture by Richard Willmott
The 2018 Festival at Credenhill will run from 2nd to 4th June. Speakers will include the poet Hilary Davies, Professor Marianne Dorman and Dr Jane Partner.
Jeremy Maule Lecture
This year’s lecturer will be the Rt. Hon. and Rt. Rev. Lord Williams of Oystermouth.
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 http://oxfordtraherne.org.
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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On 29 July 2017, Richard Willmott, Chairman of the Traherne Association, gave a pre-concert talk on Thomas Traherne and Gerald Finzi in memory of Denise Inge at the 2017 Three Choirs Festival in Worcester before a performance of Dies Natalis.
You may download Richard’s text here.
One of Tom Denny's inspirational Traherne windows situated in the Audley Chapel in Hereford Cathedral