MINISTERIAL COVER. Ministerial Cover: PLEASE NOTE – Revd Brownlow will be on holiday from 15th Jan until 21st Jan. Anyone requiring the services of a minister should contact their District Elder, Revd Alan Dickey (028 8773 8232 or 07935 777400) or Very Revd Dr Andrew Rodgers (028 8773 8751 or 07801 079179). PRESBYTERIAN HERALD Now is the time to become a subscriber to Presbyterian Herald- £15 per year for 10 Speak to Herald agent, Jim Donaghy, he may give you a free sample Herald to read. “Let’s Pray” The new weekly leaflet, entitled "Let’s Pray" is available in print from either of our two vestibule tables. Also available to download in various formats from PCI website: www.presbyterianireland.org/letspray or subscribe to receive it weekly, via email. PRAYER FOCUS Please pray for the members of our Kirk Session and Vacancy Commission as they consider the way forward in the vacancy process. Continue to pray that God will direct them in the next steps in the process of finding a new minister for our congregation. VOTER’S LIST The previous Voter’s List has expired and it is time to draw up a new Voters’ List. Once finalised, this will be the Voters’ List for the next 12 months, and will contain the names of those who will be able to decide on a call to a new minister. Therefore, it is i mportant that the list is correct, and we would encourage you to look carefully at the names contained in the list, which will be displayed in the front and back Porch of the Church Building until Sunday 20th.
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 14Jan-21Jan. Church Events 14Jan-21Jan.
The Present Congregation
Weekly bulletins and Audio of Services
The Rev Dr J Isaac Thompson Minister (1994-2017) now, Minister Emeritus