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).


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

Jeremy Maule Lectures

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. The 2021 lecture was given by Dr Malcolm Guite on Friday 24 September.

It was mistakenly stated in the January newsletter and on the website that Dr Austen Saunders’ Jeremy Maule lecture had been postponed until this year. Dr Saunders has kindly agreed to postpone his talk a further year until October 2022 (precise date to be confirmed in due course).

Festival 2022
Next year’s festival will be held on 28-30 May.