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In this section you will find a selection of poems and meditations on spiritual subjects. There are also links if you're looking for a poem for a specific occasion.


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>>

Janet morley

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)


Malcolm Guite

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

Rowan williams

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

Graham Kings

is the former Bishop of Sherborne in the Church of England. A selection of his poems can be found below.

Holy Spirit -Remembrancer >>

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 >>

Rabbouni >>

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 >>


anne richards

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



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