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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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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Rev Dr.Thompson has been Minister of First Cookstown for over 20 years. Click the link left to read his reflections on this time.
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Tuesday

10.15 am Prayer Cell in The Minister’s Room—all welcome (last meeting of 2014)

7.45 pm Bowling Club in The Main Hall (last meeting of 2014)

8.00 pm Quarterly meeting of Tyrone Presbytery Elders’ Fellowship, in Curran Presbyterian Church at 8.00 pm—Revd John Mullan.

Wednesday

10.00 am Cookstown Primary School Carol Services in First—all welcome.

7.00 pm Cookstown Primary School Carol Services in First—all welcome.

Thursday

10.00 am Coffee with Santa at Churchtown Primary School, until 11:30 am. Minimum donation £3 (children go free). A chance to meet Emma Louise Johnston (UTV).

7.30 pm Carol Singing at the town Christmas Tree accompanied by Cookstown Silver Band, followed by supper in Cuppatinas.

8.00 pm Prayer Cell in The Minister’s Room—all welcome (last meeting of 2014)

Next Sunday—Fourth Sunday in Advent

10.15 am Senior Choir practice.

11.30 am Christmas Nativity Service led by our Sunday School—please try to donate at least one item of tinned or dry food for the food bank. Thank you!

7.00 pm 21st Annual Carols by Candlelight followed y festive supper in the main hall.

December 2014

Thursday 25 Christmas Day Service (all-age) at 10.30 am—offering for PCI World Development annual appeal, “Building Hope” (Haiti, after the devastation of the earthquake; and a disability project of The Leprosy Mission in Myanmar/Burma).

January 2015 (some dates)

Saturday 3 Church walk – meet at church car park at 10.30 am to go to Lough Fea; on return we meet in The Loft for a soup lunch. If you haven’t been on a church walk, you will be very welcome to join us. More info: Anne Rea: 86765845 / 07548016145

Sunday 4 The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper at 11.30 am

Monday 5 PW in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm. Deaconess Jenny Robinson (South Belfast Friendship House)

Thursday 8 elevenses@first in The Morrison Room 10.30 am—12 noon (note change of date)

Wednesday 14 Bible Study (Romans) resumes in The Loft, 10.30 am—12 Noon.

Thursday 15 Trefoil Guild 10.30 am—12 Noon in The Morrison Room followed by AGM and lunch in The Minor Hall, 12 noon—2.00 pm.

Monday 19 Christian Aid Committee in The Minister’s Room at 7.00 pm

Wednesday 21 Midweek Bible Studies recommence: 7.30 pm at 81 Sweep Road. A new series on I Peter, “Living in the real world” - 21/1 “Living with hope”.

Wednesday 28 Congregational Committee in The Morrison Room at 8.00 pm