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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This week

Mon. 8.00 pm  Explorer Scouts meet in the Halls until 9.30 pm

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

           7.30 pm NO practice for “First Harmony” this week

           7.45 pm Bowling Club in The Main Hall. No experience necessary.              Fellowship! Craic!

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

Thurs. 10.45 am elevenses@first in The Morrison Room until 12 noon. Tea and scones at 10.45 am—Eric McKee on “Moneymore & WWI” - all welcome.

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

8.00 pm Scouts meet in the Halls until 9.30 pm.

8.00 pm Orritor PW Visitors’ Night: Stephen Crawford (Cookstown Streetreach).

Sat.  9.00 am Church building (side door) open from 9.00 am onwards for people to leave gifts of flowers, fruit and vegetables etc for the harvest decorations.

9.00 am Moneymore Medical Centre open until 3.00 pm for ‘flu vaccinations; no

appointment necessary; short waiting time; wear short sleeves; refreshments all


2.00 pm Decoration of the church for harvest—also, we need people to clean up after the decorators etc…..please come along and join in the fellowship and craic!

Next Sunday—Annual Harvest Thanksgiving Services

This year the Harvest loose offering will go towards the Manse Fund. Envelopes for the Manse Fund are available in the vestibules. Tax- payers in particular are encouraged to use these to enable Gift Aid to be recovered.

10.15 am Senior Choir practice

11.30 am Revd Dr Sam Mawhinney (Dublin: Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church); Soloist:  Leanne Rollins

7.00 pm Revd Alastair Gordon (Fintona & Creevan Presbyterian Churches); Soloist:  Caroline Jones

October 2014

Monday 6 PW in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm: Valerie Murphy (Precept Ministries)

Foundation Taking Care for new leaders. Molesworth at 8.00 pm

Tuesday 7 Presbytery of Tyrone in The Morrison Room at 7.30 pm

Wednesday 8 Midweek Bible Study in The Loft at 8.00 pm

Wednesday 15 Home Bible Study Group at 7.30 pm

Thursday 16 Trefoil Guild in the Morrison Room, 10.30 am—noon

Sunday 19 All-age Service and The Sacrament of Baptism at 11.30 am

Tuesday 21 Phoenix IPS Harvest Thanksgiving in first at 10.00 am

Wednesday 22 Midweek Bible Study in The Loft at 8.00 pm

Wednesday 29 Home Bible Study Group 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.