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









Saturday 4th 10am-3pm

Lent Poetry Day

Parable and Paradox. A poetic journey into the teachings of Jesus

St John the Baptist, St John’s Street, Winchester


Tuesday 7th 7.30pm

Cambridge Poets for Oxfam

Unitarian Church Hall on Victoria Street (near Christ’s Pieces)


Thursday 9th 8.30pm

Mystery Train gig

The Blue Ball, Grantchester


Friday 10th – Sunday 12th

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 18th 10.30am-4pm

Poetry and Meditation: Looking at how poetry can deepen the meditation experience

The Meditatio Centre WCCM

St Marks, Myddleton Square, London

*Places need to be booked for this event


Tuesday 21st 7.30pm

Lent Lecture at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Press and Pressure: Gethsemane and the poetry of George Herbert, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Rowan Williams




Sunday 2nd 6pm

Southwold Lent Lecture

Poetry of The Passion

United Reformed Church, Southwold High Street.


Sunday 9th 7pm

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

Exeter Cathedral


Tuesday 11th 1pm

Easter at King’s

A book at lunchtime: Mariner: a voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

King’s College Chapel, Cambridge


Friday 21st April

Mariner: a voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset


Sunday 30th 11am

Preach at St Salvator’s Chapel

University of St Andrews




Saturday 6th 10.30am – 4pm

Quiet Day on Parable and Paradox

St Mary’s Church, Willingdon, Eastbourne


Saturday 20th 10am – 4pm

Talk and Workshop for The Julian Meetings National Gathering



Sunday 21st May 3pm

Preach at Evensong

Westminster Abbey


Sunday 28th May to Sunday 4th June

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

Southwark Cathedral

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


Wednesday 31st May 6pm

Thy Kingdom Come poetry event

St Nic’s, 79 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham




Friday 2nd June 6pm

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 3rd 2.30pm

Traherne Festival

Credenhill, Hereford


Sunday 4th 1-3pm

Parable and Paradox poetry event and walk

Southwark Cathedral


Monday 5th

Tennyson: From the Moated Grange to the Holy Grail: Day retreat

Otley Hall, Otley, Suffolk—monday-5th-june-2017/9014008


July and AUGUST

Tuesday 4th – Thursday 6th

Chelmsford Diocesan Conference


Saturday 8th 7.30pm

Concert at All Saints church, Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire


Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th

Faith, Hope and Poetry

Private event

St Boniface College, Warminster


Tuesday 11th

Poetry events for Three Valleys Benefice, Sherborne, Wiltshire area


Monday 17th – Friday 21st

A Passion for Poetry: teaching summer course

Regent College, Vancouver, Canada


Friday 21st 7pm

Poetry evening

A Rocha organisation

Vancouver, Canada


Monday 24 –Thursday 3 August

CL Lewis Conference

Oxford and Cambridge




10th to 17th

Inklings Week at Oxford

Talks and discussions

12th of September Festival of Preaching Oxford




Wednesday 11th 2pm

Talk on Coleridge

Christian theology seminar at Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge


18th – 22nd

Wells Festival of Literature TBC




1st-12th December AdventTour with Steve Bell, Canada