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 www.presbyterianireland.org (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.
Welcome
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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Weekly bulletins and Audio of Services  
Rev Dr.Thompson has been Minister of First Cookstown for over 20 years. Click the link left to read his reflections on this time.
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Monday

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

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

7.00 pm Christian Aid Committee in The Minister’s Room

7.00 pm Scout Archery Group—District Archery Competition in Derryloran Church Hall until 8.30 pm

8.00 pm Explorer Scouts meet in the Hall until 9.30 pm

Tuesday

10.15 am Prayer Cell in The Minister’s Room. Everyone welcome!

7.45 pm Bowling Club in The Main Hall. All welcome!

8.00 pm Finance Committee meeting in the Ministers Room.

Wednesday

7.30 pm Midweek Bible Studies recommence at 81 Sweep Road. A new series on I Peter, “Living in the real world” - 21/1 “Living with hope”, I Peter 1:1-21

Thursday

8.00 pm Prayer Cell in The Minister’s Room. Everyone welcome!

8.00 pm Scouts meet in the Hall until 9.30 pm

Next Sunday

10.30 am Elders’ Monthly Prayer Time in The Morrison Room until 11.00 am

11.30 am Presbytery “Grace of Giving” Exchange Sunday—Revd Dr Gareth Stewart (Maghera)

7.00 pm Revd Dr Isaac Thompson

January 2015

Wednesday 28 Congregational Committee in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm