The website of The Rt Revd Dr Christopher Herbert


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Three Abbeys

Christopher Herbert's Publications

Recently published:  Foreshadowing the Reformation: Art and Religion in the 15th century Burgundian Netherlands. ISBN 1138687448

The New Creation. 1971. REP .LoCcatalog no: 72-160249

A Place to Dream. 1976. Hereford Diocesan Council for Education

St Paul's: A Place to Dream. Co-author.Friends of St Paul's. ISBN 0902566016

The Edge of Wonder. 1981. CIO. ISBN 0715147501

Listening to Children. 1983. Co-author. ISBN 0715104128

Beginnings - On the Road. 1984. Bible Society. ISBN 056407053

Be Thou My Vision. 1985. CHP. ISBN: 0715148168

This Most Amazing Day. 1986. CHP. ISBN 0715104314

The Question of Jesus. 1987. Co-author. CHP. ISBN 0715104349

Alive to God. 1987. Collins. ISBN 0005999987

Ways Into Prayer. 1987. CHP. ISBN 0715104454

Help in Your Bereavement. 1988. Collins. ISBN 0005999715

Prayers for Children. 1993. CHP.

Pocket Prayers: The Classic Collection. 1993. CHP. ISBN: 0715148257

The Prayer Garden. 1994. Harper Collins. ISBN 0551028122

Words of Comfort. 1994. NS/CHP. ISBN: 0715149415

A Little Prayer Diary. 1996. Harper Collins. ISBN 0006280196

Pocket Prayers for Children. 1999. CHP. ISBN: 0715149113

Seeing and Believing: Canterbury Press 2008.

Pocket Prayers for Commuters: 2009. CHP. ISBN: 9780715141946

Health: 2012.DLT. ISBN: 9780232528862

Recently published:  Foreshadowing the Reformation: Art and Religion in the 15th century Burgundian Netherlands. ISBN 1138687448

In addition he has also written a number of papers for Journals and books including:

Contributor to Reflections, Church House Publishing, 2008.

Contributor to Reflections, Church House Publishing, 2009.

'Images of the Resurrection', The Pastoral Review 2, March/April 2006, no.2, pp.30-34

'Faith and Imagination', Anglican Theological Review 87, Summer 2005, no.3, pp.379-397.

“Communication issues in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy” Essay, with Peter Speck, in, Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Pastoral Care. OUP. 2009. 2nd edition 2015.

'Art and the Resurrection Narratives', essay, in The Bible and the Arts, edited by Stephen Pricket, published by Edinburgh University Press, 2014.


Hymns and Poetry (These are downloadable as PDFs)


Angels' Carol © 2012

Annunciation Tree © 2012

Hymn for St Albans Day © 2012

Lullaby for the Christ Child © 2012

World's New King © 2012

A selection of Poems

Courtyard in Ravenna © 2012

Football in the Park © 2012

Hotel room in Liverpool © 2012

Stumbling on a poem by Edward Thomas © 2012

Undiluted joy © 2012


Link to Ver Poets


Jan Herbert

Jan is a teacher, historian and writer, specialising in early mediaeval Germany.

She has written two novels based around Byzantium.

In the closing decades of the tenth century, the child Theophano Sclerina, princess of Byzantium, survived murderous intrigues in the great palace of Constantinople, only to be sent to Rome at the age of twelve to marry Otto II, seventeen-year-old heir to the equally turbulent Ottonian Empire.

In the next eleven years the young couple together faced plots, counter-plots, rebellions, foreign invasions, catastrophic defeats and daring escapes, as well as producing four children. In 983 disaster struck when Otto died suddenly in Rome. A thousand miles away in Germany a rival claimant immediately kidnapped the baby heir, Otto III. Could his mother cross the Alps in time to find and rescue her son? Could she claim his birth-right for him?

If she succeeded, what kind of empress-regent would she make? This is the story of the fascinating woman known to her western subjects as the Empress Theophanu.

Theophanu, Empress of the West, ISBN 978-0955524400, and The Kidnapped Princess , ISBN: 978-0955524417 are available for purchase directly from Jan Herbert and also from Amazon.