COGS Creative Writers


We’re a small group of friendly people meeting roughly bi-monthly to encourage and share our writing journeys. Broadly, poetry, but not necessarily the rhyming kind!

Some of us have been writing for years, others are new to this area of expression, but all have found the group stimulating and worthwhile.

We sometimes collaborate on work for specific events or services, so our work is of a ‘Christian’ nature. However, we all write about many subjects: nature, world events, personal hopes and fears, muses, reflections etc. A variety of styles too.

In 2016, we produced POEMS FOR ALL SEASONS which, once costs were covered, we sold in aid of ALL WE CAN and other charities.

In 2017, we were thrown the challenge to produce an Advent book. We rose to this challenge and ‘AN ADVENT JOURNEY’ was born.

As writers we were surprised and humbled by the response. We welcome commissions as well as enquiries from seasoned or tentative writers!

God is alive and kicking in this genre, and when we read our work out loud, the writing takes on a power of its own! Together and individually we look forward to the next stage of our adventure with words! 


Latest news DECEMBER 2018

CCW in Methodist Recorder

After the success of our Advent Journey book last year, MwiB invited us to present a resource on Advent. We combined six of our reflections to form a double-page spread with photos which appears in this month’s edition of the Methodist Recorder.

This and other responses led us to compile our Lent resource, ‘CONSIDER JESUS’, which should be available after Christmas. It contains poems, reflections, prayers and readings from all in the creative writers group.

Please consider this as an accompaniment to your journey through Lent from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day. Perhaps buy it as a present for someone? Price will probably be around £2.50. Look here for details.



Hilary’s latest book of poetry, ‘GASP!’ is now available too from and invites all to the official launch at 6.30pm on 26th January 2019 at Gracious Street. Her website is:

For details about CCW please contact Hilary on 01423 864002.