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 Sunday

11.30 am Revd Dr J Isaac Thompson and First Harmony. 3.00 pm Molesworth Presbyterian Church—Dedication of memorial tablet in memory of the late David Black.         6.30 pm Cookstown & Moneymore Districts LOL Service of Commemoration of WWI at C’town Cenotaph- Revd’s Alan Cross and Hugh Ross..

8.00 pm Senior Choir Practice for Harvest Services on 5 October.

8.00 pm Youth Fellowship resumes in The Loft for those in year 8 to age 24.

September 2014

Tuesday 23. District Scout Leaders meet in The Upper Room at 7.30 pm. The Bridge People meet in the ministers’ room at 8PM- important decisions to make and you will be very welcome, even if you have not been before.

Wednesday 24.  Kirk Session in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm (NOTE change of date!).

Wednesday 24.Gospel, as sung by Elvis at Loughry Campus at 8.00 pm.

Friday 26 “Celebrating the Four Seasons” - Flower Festival in C’town  Methodist Church, 4.00—9.00 pm; Saturday, 10.00 am—8.00 pm; Sunday, 2.00—6.00 pm. Morning Coffee and afternoon teas available.  Group bookings with Roberta on 8676 6606 or 07900 852598.

First Cookstown Scout Group. 2014/15 session starts in September

Squirrels 4-6 years. Mon.15th Sept: 6pm – 7pm in Minor Hall Contact: Sarah Thompson: Tel. 8676 0025.

Beavers 6–8 years   7pm – 8 pm in the Minor Hall. Contact: Sandra Black: Tel. 8676 1489. Mon.22nd Sept (provisional): Cubs 8 – 10/11 years .  6.30pm – 8pm in the Main Hall. Contact: Andrew Rea: Tel. 8676 5845. Thurs.11th Sept. Scouts 10/11 -14 years. 8pm – 9.30pm in the Main Hall. Contact: Colin Rea: Tel. 8676 5845. Monday 15th Sept. Explorers 14-18 years.: 8pm – 9.30pm in the Main Hall. Contact: Colin Rea: Tel. 8676 5845 Leaders are required to provide support and guidance for the Explorer Section (14-18 years) of 1st Cookstown Scout Group, and in particular for girls in the section. Those interested should contact Colin Rea (86765845) or Margaret Hamilton (86762364 / 07880975337).




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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.