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.
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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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Annual Church Report 2014

 

01 March  Second Sunday in Lent

10.30 am Communion Preparation Class in The Minister’s Room until 11.00 pm

11.30 am Revd Dr Isaac Thompson

3.00 pm Mission: Every Believer’s Responsibility—prayer in Minister’s Room until 3.30 pm

7.00 pm Revd Dr Isaac Thompson

March 2015

Sunday 1 Communion Preparation Class commences in The Minister’s Room, 10.30—11.00 am

Monday 2 PW in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm—last meeting of the 2014-15 session. “….and so I am sending you.” and AGM

Tuesday 3 Trinity Guildhall Music Exams in The Morrison Room and Minister’s Room, 9.00 am—5.00 pm, until Friday 13 March.

Tuesday 3 Presbytery of Tyrone in The Morrison Room at 7.30 pm

Tuesday 3 First Harmony practice in the church sanctuary, 7.30—9.00 pm

Wednesday 4 Bible Study in 81 Sweep Road at 7.30 pm. (I Peter) - “Living with hostility.” All welcome.

Thursday 5 A Step too Far? A contemplation on forgiveness. A locally produced internationally award winning film that investigates an alternative to revenge—the idea of forgiveness. 7.00 pm in The Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown. (continues on 12 & 19 March). Sponsored by The Irish Churches Peace Project, EU RDF and Stormont OFMDFM.

Thursday 5 Quality training (free) for all Youth and Children’s Leaders in Union Road Magherafelt at 7.30 pm. See further: http://pciyac.org/training/roadtrip

 Friday 6 Marriage Preparation in The Morrison Room 8.00—9.00 pm (final meeting)

Sunday 8 Annual PW Service at 11.30 am—Keith Preston, BMI International Meeting Point, Belfast.

Monday 9 Scouts’ Parents’ & Friends’ Evening at 7.00 pm

Wednesday 11 Midweek Bible Study in The Loft at 8.00 pm

Thursday 12 Trefoil Guild in The Minor Hall, 10.30 am—12 Noon

Saturday 14 Motorcycle Show held in church grounds from 10am—5pm. Special guests include William Dunlop, Steve Plater, Dean Harrison, Phillip McCallen, Jamie Hamilton, Davy Morgan, Glenn Irwin, the Dromara Destroyers. All proceeds to missionary projects. For details or offers of help on the day please contact Deirdre Patterson: 07787 735488.

Sunday 15 All-age Service and The Sacrament of Baptism at 11.30 am

Sunday 15  Irish Mission Presbytery Rally in Union Road Magherafelt at 6.30 pm.

Monday 16 Do you want to learn a vital skill that could be used to save a family member's life? Are you over 12 years of age? Learn basic CPR skills in a single lesson (max 10 people).To book your place, 8.00—9.30 pm, contact Judith McGeown. Tel: 02886766163 or SMS: 07879814638

Wednesday 18 Bible Study in 81 Sweep Road at 7.30 pm. (I Peter) - “Living with Confidence.” All welcome.

Friday 20 “Gender and Human Sexuality” by The Very Revd Dr Trevor Morrow in Maghera Presbyterian Church at 8.00 pm

Saturday 21 District Beaver Scout Fun Day in the Church grounds, 10.00 am—1.00 pm

Sunday 22 Bikers’ Service at 11.30 am

Tuesday 24 Presbytery Link (PW) meeting in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm

Wednesday 25 Midweek Bible Study in The Loft at 8.00 pm

Monday 30 Congregational Committee in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm

 

First Cookstown join the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in their mission to create a Nation of Lifesavers, in turn helping save lives in our community. Every year in UK over 30,000 cardiac arrests occur out of hospital. That's 30,000 opportunities to help save a life. Without help, a person will die within minutes, but in some cases, effective and immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can help double the chance of survival. Come and arm yourself with skills learn’t in just 90 mins. that could help save lives.  Join us to help create a Nation of life savers. Next Session-see scrolling text opposite, or Church bulletin