My Works

(using the pen name Richard Farquharson)

Please scroll down for a list of my available works, which currently include two published books, short stories, poetry, haiku, articles, sermons and even a modern day parable! This list is gradually being enlarged.

Published Books (Factual):

More Musings from Maulden

ISBN: 978-1-9015465-4-5

"If you like gentle memoirs set in the English countryside, these are for you"- Author Donna Fletcher Crow

My books on display in the Bookshop at the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield

Musings from Maulden

ISBN: 978-1-908295-13-2

Short Fictional Stories:
PURSUIT A short adventure story in eight chapters. Start HERE
* NEW 2019 * The Banker
* NEW 2019 * The Island
The Next Move  
The Purpose  
Turning Point  


Short Stories based on fact:
The Arrow of Time  
The Naming  
That Which Survives 


Religious Poetry:
Christ's Humilty and Glory (Philippians 2.5-11)
Miracles beyond  
The Great Truth (1 Timothy 3.16)
The Love of Christ (Ephesians 3.14-21)
The Supremacy of the Son of God (Colossians 1.15-20)


Other Poetry:
Dream on
Our Glorious Monarch  


Haiku for Good Friday 
Haiku for Easter 


Psalm One - God's power to bring good out of every situation 
Psalm Two - A lament 
Psalm Three - A community thanksgiving 
Psalm Four - An individual lament 


A Modern Day Parable 


Brief Articles related to the Bible: (all from a personal perspective)
Some thoughts on Genesis and the Old Testament for today
What can you give me, since I am childless? (The words of Abraham) 

The Book of Joshua - ethnic cleansing then and now?  

The Book of Ruth - when was it composed? 

Consideration of a portion of the Book of Ruth (Ruth 1.6-22) 
King Asa of Judah (1 Kings 15.9-15)
From Joshua to Kings - the key messages 
Psalm 51
Psalm 73 - An Exposition
Psalm 116

Jesus the Good Shepherd (John Chapter 10)

The Epistles of Paul - Summaries and application
Two aspects of Romans and Ephesians applicable today
Four aspects of Galatians, Thessalonians and Corinthians applicable today

The Book of Revelation Chapters 4 to 7  


Other Articles:
5th UK Oblates National Retreat - this article first appeared in the Epiphany 2016 edition of CR Review
A week in an Anglican Monstery - this article first appeared in the Michaelmass 2007 edition of CR Review
Background to the "Musings" books - this brief article first appeared in the October 2015 edition of Rochester Link
Being a Companion of the Community of the Resurrection - this article first appeared in the Michaelmass 2017 edition of CR Review
Book Review: Anglican Religious Life 2014-15
Monastic Bedfordshire - Beadlow Priory
Monastic Bedfordshire - Grovebury Priory
Monastic Bedfordshire - Millbrook Priory
Thoughts from - and happenings in - a Monastery  


Sermons: (all delivered at St Mary the Virgin, Maulden by kind permission of the then Rector, the Revd Richard Winslade)
All Saints Sunday
Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee
Choose for yourselves

Jeremiah 31.31-34

John 17.20-26
Looking Forward
Revelation 2.1-11
The Wisdom of Solomon