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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Next Week

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

8.00 pm Explorer Scouts meet in the Halls until 9.30 pm

8.00 pm The Amish People and their Customs by John Smyth (Moneymore) in Gortalowry House—all welcome!


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

7.45 pm Bowling Club in The Main Hall.


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

12 Noon Alzheimer’s Society Carer Support Group meets in The Hub, Burn Road until 1.30 pm. Find out more about help and support on 028 8676 5888

6.30 pm Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in The halls, for all girls 4-16 years.

7.30 pm Home Bible Study at 81 Sweep Road. Series on Elijah, a man just like us. This week: Boot camp! A study guide will be available from Margaret Wallace

(86762705). All welcomeThursday

10.30 am Trefoil Guild in the Morrison Room, until noon

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

8.00 pm Scouts meet in the Halls until 9.30 pm.Friday

8.00 pm Table Quiz in Desercreat WI Hall—all welcome.


10.00 am Church walk to Peatlands Park. Meet church car park 10am. Please note change of day and time for the winter months. Everyone very welcome. Contact Anne Rea, 02886765845

7.30 pm New Irish Choir & Orchestra in Wellington Presbyterian Church, Ballymena to mark World Anti-Slavery Day and Tear Fund’s “No Child Taken” campaign.More info: 9073 0060

Next Sunday

11.30 am Revd Dr J Isaac Thompson—All-age Service and The Sacrament of Baptism

7.00 pm Harvest Thanksgiving in Orritor—Revd George Simpson (Minister Emeritus, First Presbyterian Church Limavady & Magilligan)

October 2014

Tuesday 21 Phoenix IPS Harvest Thanksgiving in First at 10.00 am

Wednesday 22 Midweek Bible Study in The Loft at 8.00 pm

Sunday 26 Summer Mission Reports at 11.30 am

Wednesday 29 Home Bible Study Group, 81 Sweep Road, at 7.30 pm



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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.