Thank you for visiting our site. Some of you may not have been to Cookstown before, so let me welcome you to our town and particularly to our congregation. Details of the denominational family, throughout Ireland, to which we belong can be found at (link above). Loy Hill, in the centre of Cookstown, has been the site of our place of corporate worship for many years as you will see in our history. People come and go here all week to attend the various church organisations and on a Sunday to our services of worship. We must never think, however, that church is about "going to church" or even "coming from church" but rather that people are the church. When Jesus Christ formed a group around him, we are told that he "called" them. So the Greek word for church (ekklesia) reminds us the church is a "called people".  Our church is not just buildings on Loy Hill, but the church is, in the words of a hymn by Carol Ikeler, wherever God's people are praising, are walking in His way, helping,caring for neighbours in sickness and need and sharing the words of the Bible in gift and in deed! That is who we are by the grace of God. Our forefathers could never have dreamt that one day we would be sharing with you in such a way as through this web site. Let us know that you have visited us and we look forward to welcoming you in real space soon to Cookstown.                    
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Clerk of Kirk Session: Gordon Black Assistant Clerk of Kirk Session: Colin Rea
First Presbyterian Church Cookstown.
The Present Congregation
  A Kirk Session of 18 Elders.  A Pastoral Assistant Minister,The Very Rev Dr Andrew R. Rodgers. Sunday Services are at 11.30am and 7.00pm (During the months of July and August the times are 11.00am and 7.00pm with Junior and Sunday Senior Sunday School and Bible  Class from 10.15am-11.00am  There is also a full programme for adults and children during the week,details of which can be obtained from our calendar.
Finding us:
Hydrangeas outside Church
The attractive Hall doorway
Loy Hill has been our place of worship since 1764
Minister: The Rev Dr J Isaac Thompson.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH COOKSTOWN Members of the PW are willing to cater for groups visiting the area and offer morning coffee, lunches and evening meals (hot or cold) If interested please contact: Anne Thompson: Tel (028) 867 63296 or  by email:   Above link may not work with some browsers. We would enjoy catering for you.
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Sunday 17 May 2015 at 7.00 pm (followed by a Reception & Supper in The Main Hall) Ordination of Alastair Ivor Brown to the Office of the Eldership and his Installation First Congregation Cookstown
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11.30 am Christians Against Poverty theme with guest speaker: Mr Andy Thomas

7.00 pm Ordination and Installation of Dr Alastair Brown in First by a Commission of The Presbytery of Tyrone, followed by supper.


Monday 18 Start of Trinity Guildhall Music Exams (Morrison Room and Minister’s Room), 9.00am—5.00 pm until 3 June 2015.

Monday 18 AGM of The Presbyterian Orphan & Children’s Society in The Board Room, The Assembly Buildings, Belfast at 12 Noon, followed by a light Lunch. Input from Mr Brian Givans and Mr Robert Jones, “Christians Against Poverty.” Everyone welcome.

Tuesday 19 Presbytery of Tyrone in The Morrison Room at 7.30 pm

Friday 22 Spring Concert in The Burnavon, Burn Road at 8.00 pm, two local choirs, singers and inspirational stories from Maud Kells (DR Congo) and Trina Kelly (Ethiopia) - all proceeds go to support the work of Maud and Trina.

Tuesday 26 Mid Ulster Stroke Survivors’ Club—Coffee Morning in our main hall 10.00 am—12 Noon. Music by Ballytrea Primary School Choir. All welcome.

June 2015

Monday 1 General Assembly starts

Sunday 7 Children’s Day Service led by the Sunday School at 11.30 am. Guest speaker: Revd June Parke (Cookstown Methodist Church)


Details of Ordination Service
A 50th Anniversary note on Sgt.Tom Gildea (father of Maureen Graham) who died in World War 2