Important Notice regarding the Vacancy. The members of Kirk Session announce that after carefully and prayerfully considering applications of several candidates, and subsequently interviewing three of them, they recommend that Rev Keith McIntyre (Bessbrook) be heard by the congregation on Sunday 20 May at 11.30am and 7pm. Voting members are invited to attend ‘The Election Meeting’ the following evening (21 May) at 8pm, to decide on how to proceed. This meeting will be supervised by the Presbytery Vacancy Commission. Please continue to pray, so that together we may discern God’s will regarding the vacancy.
Thank you for visiting our site.Some of you may not have been to Cookstown before, so let mewelcome 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.
Clerk of Kirk Session:Gordon BlackAssistant 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 11.30amand 7.00pm (During the months of July and August the times are 11.00am and 7.00pmwith Junior and Senior Sunday School and BibleClass from 10.15am-11.00amThere is also a full programme for adults and children during the week,details of which can be obtained from our calendar.
Ministerial Cover:Revd David Brownlow (Carland & Newmills) has taken over from Revd Ivor Smith as Convenor of the Vacancy. If you require services of a minister, please contact:1.Your District Elder, 2.Revd David Brownlow (028 8774 8643 or 07774 006509)3.Very Revd Dr Andrew Rodgers (028 8773 8751 or 07801 079179).N.B.Revd Brownlow is on holiday on 3, 4 and 8‐10 April, inclusive. On these dates, please contact Revd Marn Gracey (028 8673 5582 or 07977 584061).