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we are Cooke Church!

Cooke is part of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, an affiliation which serves both Northern and Southern Ireland with a total membership of over 300,000 people.

Who we are:

Cooke is part of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, an affiliation which serves both Northern and Southern Ireland with a total membership of over 300,000 people.

We are a community of believers located on the Ormeau Road in South Belfast. Our church is a warm and welcoming place where we can connect with God and with one another. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has given us a ministry to show God’s love to the community of Ballynafeigh.

Cooke’s witness on the current site began in 1890, and we seek to be as relevant in the 21st century as we were in the 19th century.

On sundays:

Each week we meet together at 11.00am – 12.00pm for an opportunity to worship God, learn from His word and have fellowship together.

We have a crèche facility and a Sunday School programme that runs during the service, and it will be announced when the children can head out to take part in this.

Tea and coffee is served after our morning service and during our evening meeting. Our Services are open to all. There isn’t a ‘dress code’ in our Church; we each just come as we are. You are more than welcome to join us on any Sunday.

our Team:
Dave Gray


Dave was installed as Minister of Cooke in May 2022. We look forward to getting to know Dave, his wife Jane, son Elliot and daughter Amelie in the coming weeks and months.

Morris Gault

Minister Emeritus

Morris became minister of Cooke Centenary Church in February 2011. He is married to Helen and they have two grown up children. He is passionate about developing the life and worship of the congregation to make it relevant to the vibrant and ethnically diverse community of Ballynafeigh.

He retired in February 2021.

Elaine MacNeill

Clerk of Session

Elaine has been a member of Cooke for over 30 years. She served as Church Secretary for many years until becoming Clerk of Session in June 2009. Elaine is married to Roger and has 3 children – Stephanie, Heather & Alison.

Jim Campbell

Minister Emeritus


Jim was called to Cooke in 1981 and served as Minister until his retirement in 2005.

Jim continues to provide ministerial support at Cooke.

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