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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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Charming!

Alas, we only had a wee tour but it was wonderful. Even without parishioners there, we felt the warmth of the place! If we'd been there on Sunday, we would have attended their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Oak Park, California
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Oak Park, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
53 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Alas, we only had a wee tour but it was wonderful. Even without parishioners there, we felt the warmth of the place! If we'd been there on Sunday, we would have attended their service.

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Anglesea, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We visited Sunday service at the small church at Muri. It was a delight. The singing alone is worth the visit, and the scrubbed, happy children and the ladies in their Sunday best, with hats, coming and leaving on their scooters. After church visitors are invited to a small lunch. Loved it.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

the friendliness and singing of the congregation was outstanding. I would have more English in the sermon and speeches as the laughter from the Islanders meant it was a lot of fun There was a lovely luncheon put on by the congregation for visitors and Islanders which was much appreciated and enjoyed

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We attended with some friends and even though it was very warm there are lots of fans to keep you dry:) to experience the spiritual songs and the Maori cultural is a special and heartwarming event. We were thrilled to see all the woman and men dressed in white, wearing traditional hats and carrying their traditional fans. We tried to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The local people have fantastic singing voices and this is a must to hear. Services held in local language and English. Words for songs projected so you can sing as well.

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Hobart, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Would recommend to go to a Sunday service (starts 1000). The singing was amazing, the warmth of the people welcoming visitors is obvious and the vibe is positive and uplifting!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Lovely friendly people My husband and I arent religious, but enjoyed the service and the singing was AMAZING!! Worth the visit.

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Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

One of the original churches in Raro at Titikaveka. A very warm and welcoming community with lots of visitors from all over the world the day we visited, Canada, Germany, Australia and NZ. The singing has to be heard to be believed, just awesome. We were invited afterwards to what could only be described as a feast afterwards across the... More 

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Escondido, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Went to Sunday services at the CICC in Titikaveka and the singing was simply incredible! Everyone was so warm and welcoming.

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Mulino, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We loved the camaraderie with other Christian brothers & sisters in another part of the world. The music was incredible -- some of it acapella!

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