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.

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) and this year’s Jeremy Maule lecture will be given, as previously announced, by Dr Malcolm Guite. Please note that this lecture will be on the earlier than usual date of 24th September (2021), as Malcolm Guite will be abroad in early October.

Festival 2021
Regretfully we have decided to cancel this year’s festival because of ongoing restrictions. Next year’s festival will be held on 28-30 May.