On Earth as it is in Heaven – A Reflection for Ascension Day

In comparison to Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, Ascension Day can often just pass us by. We go all out to commemorate the first day of Jesus’ life on earth at Christmas and yet we can totally overlook this, the last day of his earthly ministry.

This film explores the meaning of the Ascension and its relevance for our lives today. As a way of understanding the Ascension, the film considers some other, seemingly ‘impossible’ events that also took place in Jesus’ life and compare them with our experience, knowledge and understanding and how they might help us know more about just who he was. Click here to watch.

Come, Holy Spirit – A Reflection for Pentecost

Pentecost is the time when we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples. But what of us, moving through all the post-Easter weeks & finding ourselves at Pentecost once again?

In this film we’ll explore some aspects of the person of the Holy Spirit and the role of the Spirit in our lives as Christians today. Click here to watch.

Faith Seeking Understanding – A Reflection on the Trinity

This film is about the Trinity, an often misunderstood and at times rather confusing aspect of our Christian belief. In this film we will reflect on the Trinity and how God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit  individually and together play an important part in our life and faith as Christians.

Firstly, we’ll explore some of the confusing and difficult aspects of the Trinity; then we’ll think about the nature of understanding such things; and thirdly, consider how we might accept our own understanding of the  Trinity in our lives today.   Click here to watch.

Finding Stability in Times of Change

We are living in a time of significant instability and change. The current days bring challenges and uncertainty. For many they are anxious times.  For many, they have also been a time of creativity and reflection: a time in which God is perhaps calling us to change in a very positive way.

These three films explore how as we listen to God we become increasingly aware that in order to change, stability is needed; and in order to be stable, we are also to change.

The suggestion is to watch each film in order, leaving time for silent reflection in-between. The first film also contains some suggestions on using silence and an introduction to Benedictine spirituality.

1   Introduction & Listening to God

2   Change

3   Stability

You may like to use the films as the structure for a personal quiet day  with periods of silence inbetween or perhaps watching one a day/week/month. It’s up to you. Whatever deepens your faith and trust in God at these times.

Out of the Wilderness

A series of films for Lent, Holy Week & Easter. Click here for more details.

Life with St Benedict

A short film introducing the Rule of St Benedict and Richard’s book Life with St Benedict.

A Reader in Lockdown

A short reflection on being a Reader (a lay minister) in these current times.

Haldon Mission Community Online Services

Richard contributes to, edits and produces online services for the Haldon Mission Community of six churches in Devon.