Temple Church Poetry

We used poetry to link up students from St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School with their local English Heritage site – Temple Church in Bristol.

Bristol Temple Church

To inspire our poems, we learned about some of the history of Temple Church, from its origins as the administrative centre for the Knights Templar in the 12th century, to its bombing in the Second World War.

Bristol Temple Church
Concrete poem

When writing our poetry, we considered different perspectives of the site. Some of us imagined what it might have been like to be a medieval knight at Temple Church. Others thought about the church itself, and it’s perspective throughout history. And some of us thought about the nature and plants that you can find at Temple Church and the nearby gardens.

Potting shed