Important Notice regarding the Vacancy. During 'The Election Meeting' in the Church on Monday 21st May, the majority of Voting Members of the congregation present decided not to proceed with issuing a call to any candidate. The members of the Vacancy Commission wish to assure the congregation of their prayerful support during the ongoing process of finding a new Minister.
Ministerial Cover: Anyone requiring the services of a minister should contact their District Elder, Revd. David Brownlow (028 8774 8643 or 07774 006509) or Very Revd. Dr. Andrew Rodgers (028 8773 8751 or 07801 079179). CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING Mandatory Child Protection Training during November. Anybody who is NEW to working with any of our children, in any capacity, must attend Foundation Training in Bellaghy Presbyterian Church on Tuesday 20 November at 7.30pm. Refresher Training for those who have already received that, is taking place in Molesworth Presbyterian Church on Monday 19 November, Castledawson Presbyterian Church on Wednesday 21 November, Newmills Presbyterian Church on Monday 26 November. All start at 7.30 pm.
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.
A Kirk Session of 15 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 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:
The attractive Hall doorway
Loy Hill has been our place of worship since 1764
(Founded 1646)
Church Mission Plan Church Mission Plan
The new Manse-progress/photos The new Manse-progress/photos Church Events 26 Nov-01Dec. Church Events 26 Nov-01Dec.
The Present Congregation
Weekly bulletins and Audio of Services
The Rev Dr J Isaac Thompson Minister (1994-2017) now, Minister Emeritus
Click for Gordon’s Harvest photos.