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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Avarua, Cook Islands
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Avarua
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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97 reviews 97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We went on Sunday to the one near the Edgewater Resort - Aorangi. Timed it beautifully for the Uniform Day where the Boys Brigade, Girl Guides, Brownies etc march to and from the church. The church was built in 1843 and is beautiful. The choir and singing is fantastic. The notices given in Cook Island Maori is longer than the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Just wow this is amazing.the singing is AMAZING.was youth service .if you can go GO.we had a lunch after with them and man what a table full of food.it was their local food. Great morning.

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Montville, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Cook Islanders are certainly very Christian and very devout, I think Malta may be the only other island that rivals the Cooks for the number of churches per head of population. The singing is magnificent, very uplifting and it's so nice to everyone dressed up for church, especially the gorgeous, unique hats the women wear to complete their outfits.

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Wellsford, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were taken to church by our hosts and it is always a great experience to listen to the singers. Although not a lot was said in English it is so worthwhile to go and listen

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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Enjoyed the mass especially the singing, the church is absolutely beautiful and the local people were so friendly. Just a lovely place to be at.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Was not sure what to expect.......but WOW. You are welcomed the moment you step onto the property as if you are there every week and part of the family. The service is special, enlightening and the singing is very very good. They have to words on the big screen so everyone can get involved. You are also welcomed back to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Lovely church and service. Very entertaining as well. We were made to feel comfortable and welcomed in. Looked after very well after the service with local cooking. Meitaki maata

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North Island, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A special attraction of worship time amidst the most incredible singing. The church was full --- half being tourists who were welcomed to join in this touch of the Holy with the locals. From white straw hats to vases of flowers, a truly decorative time in this basically simply built church --- and that singing threatened to lift their roof... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We joined many island families to worship on our one Sunday in Rarotonga. We were welcomed with great warmth and joined in the service where we could. During the message, delivered in the language of the Islands, we sat back and enjoyed the flower bedecked church, especially the altar. We loved the beautiful hats and dresses of the ladies, and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Even if you are not a Christian, the singing, the enthusiasm of the preacher and the friendliness are well worth the visit. It was disappointing not to be able to hear a translation of the preacher - he was brilliant.

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