Events & gigs

Here is a list of my forthcoming events for 2017 including gigs, poetry readings, conference talks and retreats, as far as I know them,.

If you would like to book me for a poetry reading, lecture or other event, then you can email me on






Tuesday 7


Mariner book launch

St Paul’s Cathedral, London

*Book free places online HERE


Friday 17 – Sunday 19

Lent retreat

Parable and Paradox; An imaginative journey into the teachings of Jesus

Royal Foundation of St Katharine, London

*Places need to be booked for this residential retreat from This Link


Saturday 18

A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge: dramatic reading of The Tale of the Ancient Mariner, with reflections

*Places can be booked for this event HERE


Wednesday 22


Congenial Beings from another Sphere: The meeting of Coleridge and Blake in fact and imagination Full details from The Blake Society email your name to if you wish to attend

203 Piccadilly, London, W1J, England



Friday 10 – Sunday 12

Chelmsford Diocese residential retreat

The Word in the Wilderness: Poetry for the Lenten pilgrimage

Pleshey House, Chelmsford, Essex

*Places need to be booked for this event


Saturday 18


Day of poetry and prayer for meditation

The Meditatio Centre WCCM

St Marks, Myddleton Square, London



Sunday 9


Palm Sunday talk as part of Holy Ground, creative and contemplative worship

Exeter Cathedral


Sunday 30


Preach at St Salvator’s Chapel

University of St Andrews



Saturday 6

10.30am – 4pm

Quiet Day at St Mary’s Church

Willingdon, Eastbourne


Saturday 20

10am – 4pm

Talk and Workshop for The Julian Meetings



Sunday 28 June to Sunday 4 June

Display of Parable and Paradox and ‘I Am’ paintings by priest-poet Adam Boulter, based on my sonnets

Southwark Cathedral

*See 2 and 4 June for other events as part of this exhibition



Friday 2 June


Private View event with priest-poet Adam Boulter discussing the Parable and Paradox sonnets and paintings

Southwark Cathedral

*tickets to be booked in advance with cathedral


Saturday 3


Speak at Traherne Festival

Credenhill, Hereford


Sunday 4


Parable and Paradox poetry

Southwark Cathedral


Monday 5

Quiet day retreat on Tennyson

Otley Hall, Otley, Suffolk



Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6

Speak at Chelmsford Diocesan Conference


Monday 10 – Tuesday 11

Faith, Hope and Poetry

Private event

St Boniface College, Warminster


Monday 17 0 Friday 21

A Passion for Poetry: teaching

Regent College, Vancouver, Canada


Friday 21


Poetry evening

A Rocha organisation

Vancouver, Canada


Monday 24 –Thursday 3 August

CL Lewis Conference

Oxford and Cambridge