AN exhibition of paintings inspired by Thomas Traherne can be seen at All Saints Church until Wednesday, June 10, and a series of events takes place over the weekend of June 6 and 7, with talks about Traherne accompanying the exhibition.

The pictures by Eleanor Allitt to commemorate one of Hereford’s most famous forebears are, she says “a series of glimpses, perhaps an occasional partly obscured memory of something which is always present but difficult to realise.

“It is like that feeling of knowing but not knowing so often evoked in a piece of music, or in a very young child’s questioning stare, or in a flowering tree at dusk.

“It is the experience of seeing out of the corner of your eye when you are occupied with something else, a fleeting and elusive awareness of something other.”

Tom Denny’s beautiful stained glass windows illustrating some of Traherne’s vision can be seen in the Lady Chapel at Hereford Cathedral.

The exhibition at All Saints Church is open Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm, closed Sundays. Further details are available from the Rev Richard Birt on 01432 360804.