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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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.
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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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Annual Church Report 2014

 

This week at a glance

 Tuesday

10.15 am NO Prayer Cell in The Minister’s Room until 1 September

Thursday

8.00 pm NO Prayer Cell in The Minister’s Room until 3 September

12.30 pm Wedding of Helen Bell and Richard Davidson in First

Friday

7.45 pm Country and Gospel Concert in Magherafelt High School, in aid of Breast Cancer Care Unit, with yodelling Kenny Archer, Willie Mawhinney Trio, Billy McFarland and Eugene O'Dornan. More info: Frances Gillespie on 028 7963 2060.

Saturday

6.00 pm BBQ until 7.30 pm in Wellington Presbyterian Church, Ballymena, 

followed by Recommissioning Service for Exodus at 8 pm. Exodus wants to share with you, "What's Next?" All welcome.

Next Sunday

11.00 am Revd Dr Isaac Thompson

7.00 pm Revd Dr Isaac Thompson

September 2015

Tuesday 1 Presbytery Communion Service in Second Presbyterian Church Moneymore at 7.30 pm – open to non Presbytery members.

Sunday 6 Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper at 7.00 pm in the church sanctuary

Thursday 10 Congregational Committee in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm

Friday 11 Ordination and Installation of Mr Mark W Dodds, MPharm, BD, DipMin, as minister of Castlecaufield and Eglish Presbyterian Churches in Castlecaufield Presbyterian Church at 7.30 pm – all welcome.

Monday 14 Cookstown Christian Aid Committee in The Minister’s Room at 7.00 pm

Tuesday 15 Battle of Britain Day

Friday 18 Wedding of Sandra Mayne and Gary McKeown in First at 12.30 pm

Saturday 19 Special Rugby World Cup event in The Loft – see details in announcement below.

Sunday 27 Lunch after morning service, hosted by Smiles Foundation Romania – all welcome.

Wednesday 30 Kirk Session in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm

 

Note: Dr Isaac is on annual summer leave 1—24 August (inc) and 2—9 September (inc). During this time, if you require the services of a minister, please contact our Pastoral Assistant, Dr Andrew: 028 8773 8751 or 07801 079179.

 

Saturday 19 September 2015 (afternoon)

Game of Life - Rugby World Cup 2015

R - Rugby (Ireland v Canada 2.30 pm KO)

W - World (this world, fellowship, and the next, short reflections)

C - Cup (drinks, snacks, BBQ?)

This will be an afternoon for everyone in the congregation and friends (not just rugby fans).

Make a note in your diary now, and plan to attend.