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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

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Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
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Description: Sunday services are filled with hymns sung in the Maori language at this...
Sunday services are filled with hymns sung in the Maori language at this island church which dates back to 1853. The local graveyard is noted for some famous inhabitants including American author Robert Dean Frisbie.
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singing was awesome and the passion amazing. The building fasinating. God is well and alive in Rarotonga

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

singing was awesome and the passion amazing. The building fasinating. God is well and alive in Rarotonga

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Everyone was so friendly and welcoming! The Maori singing was thrilling. Loved being a part of a traditional Maori worship service.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Amazing! Really recommend heading along to a service on a Sunday morning. The singing was phenomenal.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This Church service was awesome. Beautiful singing and they all look greT decked out in white. Don't wear a sarong or dress too casually and don't expect them to deliver the sermon in English though.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I had been told that I should go to the CICC to listen to the music. Fortunately I was staying in accommodation a short distance away so felt compelled to go. It was worth every minute. The singing was indeed awesome. The congregation, enchanting, fascinating and funny. Sitting upstairs gave me a birds eye view of all the ladies in... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We love Rarotonga and the beaches, laid back style. Sunday morning we thought we'd do what the Cook Islanders really do - went to a 10am service at the Titikaveka CICC church ( apparently the biggest ). When we told our resort staff that we wanted to go - their eyes lit up and they seemed really happy we were... More 

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Toowoon Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Warm beautiful heartfelt Part of the community finishing with morning tea Please be respectful wear the right clothing offer a donation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went on Mothers Day and all the ladies were given a flower. We enjoyed the singing. However, quite a lot of the service is in Cook Island Maori

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Not like your normal church service. he congregation say what they want when they want. they give a really nice morning tea after the service where they treat you as a local

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Was so glad to go to church. The singing is fantastic, the worship is real. We also got treated like royalty, and were so welcome. Amazing to be on the Sunday that was a 3 monthly rotation of Sunday school kids, a real celebration. Great to mix with locals

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Address: Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua

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