Author: Derek Buckthorpe

Easter Summary

Easter is a time of springtime festivals. In Christian countries Easter is celebrated as the religious holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God. But the celebrations of Easter have many customs and legends that are pagan in origin and have nothing to do with Christianity Scholars, accepting the derivation proposed by…

By Derek Buckthorpe 26th July 2012 Off

Ascension Sunday – Sermon 160

Bible References : Acts1:1-11 Luke 24:44-53 Ephesians 1:15-23 Holy Communion CW 10.00 am 4th May 2008 Prayer to start  May the words of my lips and the thoughts of our hearts be graciously received for the glory and honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN Introduction  Ascension Sunday – The Ascension of Christ – what…

By Derek Buckthorpe 26th July 2012 Off

1st Sunday in Lent – Sermon 198

Bible References : Genesis 2:15-17; 3: 1-7 Romans 5: 12-19 Matthew 4: 1-11   Holy Communion, 10.00am, CW – 13th March 2011 Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thoughts of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus ChristAMENIntroduction“For just as by – the one…

By Derek Buckthorpe 9th June 2011 Off

About Me

I am married with three grown-up children and a beautiful grand daughter and I live in the Cheshire village of Lymm. I gained an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering at Trent University, Nottingham and work as a Chartered Engineer on structural integrity of metal structures and materials for a consultancy company in the nearby village of Knutsford.

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Books

What’s the best book you’ve ever read? A novel? Autobiography? Love story? – I like to read factual books. The best selling books these days are cook books. The second best selling books are dieting books, telling you not to eat what you’ve just cooked. The best ever selling book that’s been written is the…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

3rd Sunday of Easter – Sermon 68

Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thoughts of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN Introduction Buildings are important to us – we eat in them – sleep in them – work in them – worship in them – the’re a…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Easter Sunday – Sermon 67

Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thoughts of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN Introduction “Love” is probably the most talked about, written about, sung about word in the human vocabulary – when we think of love – we think…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Easter Sunday – Sermon 112

Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thoughts of our hearts be graciously received for the glory and honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN Introduction If you managed to get any of the Compline services last week – You’ll have been treated to something different Instead of the usual address…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

2nd Sunday in Easter – Sermon 16

Prayer to start May every thought and word be graciously received for the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ Introduction Do we really believe there is life after death? – or do we think its something someone has invented to help us feel comfortable in our old age? Do we really believe Jesus rose from…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

1st Sunday in Easter – Sermon 7

Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thoughts of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ Introduction Our two readings have something to say about hunger! – but –What is Hunger ? We’ve all seen the pictures on our televisions of Famines in…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off