The Traherne Association welcomes you to this site which celebrates and promotes the life and work of the poet and spiritual writer Thomas Traherne.
Humanity, which is the Handmaid of true Divinity, is a noble Part of Learning, opening the best and rarest Cabinet in nature to us, that of our Selvs:
(from Seeds of Eternity)
AnnouncementGo to the Events page to find details of our annual festival and other lectures and activities.
This will take place between the 6th and 8th June at Credenhill and All Saints, Hereford. Jacob Blevins, editor of Re-Reading Thomas Traherne and the soon-to-be-published Notebooks will be one of the speakers. Full details will be published in the new year.
Jeremy Maule Lecture 2020
This will take place at Hereford Cathedral on 9th October.
Two Thomases Walk
The inaugural walk from Credenhill to Hereford will take place on 10th October.
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.
If you wish to apply for membership or membership renewal please click here
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