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.
(Founded 1646)
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Next Week


6.00 pm Squirrel Scouts (4-6 years) in the Halls until 7.00 pm

6.30 pm Explorer Scouts meet at Hall to go to D’donald Ice Bowl. Return 11.30 pm approx.

7.00 pm Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) in the Halls until 8.00 pm

7.00 pm Mid Ulster D.C.: Be part of your community plan. The Council invites you to join them to help shape a Community Plan for the new Mid Ulster Council Region, in ‘The Burnavon’.

8.00 pm Harvest Thanksgiving in Claggan at 8.00 pm.


10.15 am Prayer Cell in The Minister’s Room—all welcome

7.30 pm First Harmony practice, until 9.00 pm in the church sanctuary.

7.45 pm Bowling Club in The Main Hall.


10.30 am Morning Bible Study in The Loft—study of Romans. All welcome.

7.30 pm Home Bible Study Group, 81 Sweep Road. Series on Elijah This week: Standing Alone. All welcome.


8.00 pm Prayer Cell in The Minister’s Room—all welcome

8.00 pm Table Quiz in Hall run by Scout Supporters Group. 

Next Sunday

11.30 am The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper

Voting Forms available for nomination of prospective Elders; to be returned no later than Sunday 16 November 2014.

3.00 pm Monthly prayer time for MISSION: Every Believer’s Responsibility, in The Minister’s Room until 3.30 pm

7.00 pm Very Revd Dr Andrew R Rodgers, Pastoral Assistant

8.15 pm Start of JUST JESUS mission (One Gospel, One Saviour, One Hope) in Cookstown P.S November 2014 (some dates)

Monday 3 PW in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm—Jean Farlow (Portugal)

Wednesday 5 Home Bible Study 7.30 pm. Series on Elijah- This week: Feeling Down. All welcome.

Thursday 6 elevenses@first at 10.30 am in The Morrison Room

Wednesday 12 Midweek Bible Study in The Loft at 8.00 pm. Fit for Purpose, I Peter 1:13-16(+ 2:13-14, 18, 3:1-7) “Positively Different—knowing what we’re for”. All welcome.

Saturday 15 “Building Blocks” - Children’s Ministry Conference in The Assembly Buildings (Church House), 9.30 am—3.30 pm, for all who work with children in church, community or school. Booking form and more info:

Monday 17 Congregational Committee in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm

Tuesday 18 M.U.Stroke . Harvest Thanksgiving in Minor Hall at 11.00 am

Presbytery of Tyrone in The Morrison Room at 7.30 pm

Wednesday 19 Home Bible Study at 7.30 pm. Series on Elijah, a man just like us. This week: Confronting Injustice. All welcome.

Wednesday 19 Kirk Session in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm

Friday 21 Cookstown Summerlight team in The Loft at 7.40 pm

Wednesday 26 Home Bible Study at 7.30 pm. Series on Elijah-This week: Going Home. All welcome.

Sunday 30 Uniformed Organisations and LOCL at 11.30 am                                                                          

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Weekly bulletins and Audio of Services  
Rev Dr.Thompson has been Minister of First Cookstown for over 20 years.Click the link above to read his reflections on this time.
Operation Christmas Child It is the time of year when we are collecting shoe boxes. The project is run by the Christian relief and development organisation-Samaritan's Purse- the world's largest Children's Christmas Project. Leaflets are available in the front and rear vestibules and they give all the details. Please read and follow the leaflet carefully. Boxes can be left in the Church Halls on Mondays, 6.00 pm—9.30 pm or Thursdays 8.00 pm—9.30 pm. Boxes can also be left on Sundays in The Morrison Room. The last day for leaving boxes is Monday 24 November. Now in the 8th year we are very grateful to everyone who provides a box for this much needed project. All enquiries to Anne Rea on 8676 58 Leprosy-realised I knew