The Traherne Association welcomes you to this site which celebrates and promotes the life and work of the poet and spiritual writer Thomas Traherne (c1637 - 1674).

Oh how did all their Lovly faces shine!
The Sons of Men were Holy Ones. (from ‘Wonder’)

Find out more about Tom Denny’s Traherne windows in The Audley Chapel of Hereford Cathedral

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

Traherne Composition Competition

This competition is open to any music student who is under the age of 25 on 31st August 2024. There will be a prize of £200 for a piece of sufficiently high standard to be performed by Hereford Chamber Choir. The winning entry will also be considered for publication by Encore Publications. It is being organised and funded by the Traherne Association (charity no: 1053124) in cooperation with Hereford Chamber Choir.

Go to the Events page to find details of our annual festival and other lectures and activities.

We are pleased to be able to make available videos of the three talks give at the 2023 festival. The speakers were Dr Cassandra Gorman, Prof Helen Wilcox, and Dr Julia Smith.

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.

If you wish to apply for membership or membership renewal please click here

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