ideas: Poem for a wedding
The Song of Songs 8.6-7. Find out about it here >>
ideas: poem for a funeral
Dylan Thomas, And Death Shall Have No Dominion. Find out about it here>>
Other readings and prayers for weddings and funerals can be found here>>
worked for the Methodist Church adult education department for many years. She has beautiful collections comprising a poem a day for Lent and Easter and for Advent to Epiphany. The purpose is to help the reader to a slow reflection on the themes.
The collections are:
The Heart's Time (Lent-Easter)
Haphazard by Starlight (Advent-Epiphany)
Find out about Janet at http://www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/college/staff/janet-morley/
is a priest and poet from Cambridge, England. His poem 'A Sonnet for All Saints Day' can be found here >> You can find out about his poetry and his collection Sounding the Seasons: Poetry for the Christian Year here >>.
His collection The Singing Bowl is available on Amazon.
Malcolm's new collection Waiting on the Word (A poem a day for Advent, Christmas and Eiphany) draws together poems by revered authors (as well as some of his own) and adds his own reflections. The book is available from Canterbury Press from 31st August 2015.
is a former Archbishop of Canterbury. His poem Advent Calendar
can be found on line at http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/2280/advent-calendar-a-poem-by-dr-rowan-williams
See also, The Poems of Rowan Williams 2002
is the former Bishop of Sherborne in the Church of England. A selection of his poems can be found below.
The Point of the Nails >>
The Nativity >>
Finished in the New Creation >>
Mandela Beyond Imagining >>
Pentecost Prose Poem >>
First Written Gospel >>
Tender Attention >>
The Image of the Father >>
Gospel of the Song >>
The Pause >>
A Prior Meeting >>
Gallery into Oratory >>
Easter Prayer >>
Karol Wojtyla Polish Pope >>
Canterbury Rap >>
Between the Full Stop and the Capital Letter >>
The Church and the Nations >>
Facing the Image >>
Limuru Liturgy >>
The Prayer Stool >>
Matter of Great Moment >>
John V Taylor >>
The Hostage Deal >>
Visit of Holiness >>
is the National Adviser for the Church of England on mission theology, new religions and alternative spiritualities and the convener of the Mission Theology Advisory Group which runs this website.
In Heaven My Mother is a Gardener ..
If you are interested in religious, especially Christian, poetry, you might try:
T S Eliot, Four Quartets; Ash Wednesday; Choruses from the Rock
W B Yeats, Vacillation
Peter Levi, The Echoing Green
R S Thomas, The Bright Field
Dylan Thomas, Collected Poems
Geoffrey Hill, Tenebrae
W H Auden, Collected Poems
David Jones, The Sleeping Lord and other Poems
Carol Ann Duffy, Prayer