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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This week at a glance


2.00 pm Joy Story in Cookstown Baptist Church until Friday 31 July, for all children starting P1 up to P7, until 4.00 pm daily. Bible lessons, quizzes, puppets, games and more.


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


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


7.30 pm New Horizon at The University of Ulster, Coleraine, until Friday 7th

Next Sunday

11.00 am Very Revd Dr Andrew Rodgers (Pastoral Assistant)

7.00 pm Very Revd Dr Andrew R Rodgers

August 2015

Monday 10 The Main Hall and Minor Hall will be totally closed for renovation of the two wooden floors—absolutely no admittance until Sunday 23 August.

Thursday 27 Wedding of Helen Bell and Richard Davidson in First at 12.30 pm.


Note: Dr Isaac will be 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.



Reuel Thompson is cycling with a friend from Dundee University – Mizen Head to Malin Head.  Three years ago, they cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats for Cancer Research.  This time they hope to raise funds for “Mind”, a mental health charity. If you wish to contribute to this worthwhile charity you can use this link.