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

When I came into the Country, and being seated among silent Trees, had all my Time in mine own Hands, I resolved to spend it all, whatever it cost me, in search of Happiness, and to satiate that burning Thirst which Nature had rekindled in me from my Youth.
(Centuries of Meditations, III, 46)

Jeremy Maule Lecture
10 October 2016

This year’s lecturer is Professor Paul Fiddes, who will be talking about The Poetics of Desire in Thomas Traherne and C. S. Lewis. For booking details and timings please go to Events.

2017 Festival

The 2017 festival will run from 3rd to 5th June 2017.
Go to the Events page to find details of our annual festival and other lectures and activities.

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.

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One of Tom Denny's inspirational Traherne windows situated in the Audley Chapel in Hereford Cathedral

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