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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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.
Operation Christmas Child It is the time of year when we collect shoe boxes. The project is run by Samaritan's Purse- the world's largest Children's Christmas Project. Leaflets are available in the front and rear vestibules giving details. Please follow the leaflet carefully. Boxes can be left in Church Halls on Mondays, 6.00 pm—9.30 pm or Thursdays 8.00 pm—9.30 pm. Boxes can also be left on Sundays in The Morrison Room. The last day for leaving boxes is Monday 24 November. Now in the 8th year we are very grateful to everyone providing a box for this much needed project. All enquiries to Anne Rea on 8676 58 Leprosy-realised I knew     
Congratulations to Rev.Dr.Thompson & Mrs. Meta Bell who have been appointed as Deputy Lieutenants for Co. Tyrone by Lord Lieutenant for Tyrone Mr.Robert Scott OBE.



6.00 pm Squirrel Scouts (4-6 years) in the Halls until 7.00 pm

6.30 pm Scouts meet at the Halls for transport to Magherafelt for uni-hoc competition. Return 8.30 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 Congregational Committee in The Morrison Room. Minutes are available in The Morrison Room for Committee members after the morning service.


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

11.00am Mid-Ulster Stroke Survivors’ Group, Harvest Thanksgiving Service in The Minor Hall, followed by refreshments—all welcome.

7.00 pm Presbytery Business Committee in The Minister’s Room until 7.20 pm

7.30 pm Presbytery of Tyrone in The Morrison Room

7.30 pm First Harmony meet in the church sanctuary until 9.00 pm

7.45 pm Bowling Club in The Main Hall.


9.00 am Start of Trinity Guildhall London Music exams (9.00 am—5.00 pm) Minister’s Room and The Morrison Room, until Friday 28 November 2014.

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

7.30 pm Home Bible Study in 81 Sweep Road. Series on Elijah, a man just like us: Feeling Down. All welcome.

8.00 pm Kirk Session in The Morrison Room


10.30 am Trefoil Guild in The Minor Hall, until 12 noon

7.30 pm Save the Children Cookstown Branch is holding a coffee evening with crafts, cakes and book stalls in Killymoon Golf Club, 7.30 - 9.30pm. Everyone welcome.

8.00 pm Scouts meet in the Halls until 9.30 pm

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


7.30 pm Cookstown Summerlight team in The Loft until 9.30 pm


9.00 am Day Trip to Dublin, departing Lissan Church Hall at 9.00am. Cost: £12.00 per person return (based on full occupancy of a 54 seat coach). Those wishing to go should contact the Rev'd Alan Cross on 07795436918

Next Sunday

11.30 am Revd Dr J Isaac Thompson

3.00 pm Annual Memorial Service in St Anne’s Dungannon (UDR CGC)

7.00 pm Very Revd Dr Andrew R Rodgers

November 2014 NOTE: During November Leprosy Mission Boxes and donations should be given to Heather Park—thank you.

Monday 24 And you welcomed me—how can church groups encourage and build relationships with people from other countries and cultures: in Gortlowry House. A light supper and registration at 6.30 pm; workshops 7.00—9.00 pm. This is a free event organised by Embrace NI and Rural Community Network.

Wednesday 26 Home Bible Study at 81 Sweep Road at 7.30 pm. Series on Elijah, a man just like us. This week: Confronting Injustice. All welcome.

Friday 28 PW Friendship Evening with Anna Morrison (PW Central President) in Moneymore Church Hall at 7.30 pm for all the PWs in Presbytery. Any person requiring a lift, meet at 7.00 pm in our church car park or call Margaret Hamilton on 86762364.

Sunday 30 Uniformed Organisations and LOCL at 11.30 am, followed by a Congregational Lunch in main Hall, hosted by the Scout Supporters’ Group.

Monday 1 Dec First’s PW host a Christmas Dinner in our main hall at 7.30 pm (sharp). This is open to all women and their friends. Book asap with Margaret Hamilton (86762364), along with any dietary requirements. Dinner will be followed by a short programme.