The Thomas Traherne windows, located in the Audley Chapel of the cathedral, are a favourite spot for many visitors to the cathedral. Many people are inspired by the imagery depicted within the glass and the stories that they tell related to the works of Thomas Traherne. But did you know that there is a charity which hosts an annual festival celebrating the poet?

The Traherne Association is a registered charity (Charity No. 1053124) which seeks to bring together those who have come to Thomas Traherne in their search for true purpose in their lives, together with those who are engaged internationally in the continuing discovery, research and publication of his works.

Each summer, the charity organises and hosts The Traherne Festival in Credenhill (5 miles NW of Hereford), and in Hereford, this year’s festival will be held from 1 - 3 June 2024.

Speakers this year include Daniel T. Haase, the Very Revd Michael Tavinor and Dr Peter Auger alongside an art exhibition entitled ‘Wonder’ which will feature a display of works by local artists inspired by Thomas Traherne. Outings across the weekend will include visits to Monnington, Bredwardine and Moccas churches and Moccas Park, led by David Whitehead.

The Traherne Festival is organised by the Traherne Association and more details, including booking forms, can be found via their website: thomastraherneassociation.org/Events.php