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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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A must

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Brenda B
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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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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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We arrived and were made very welcome, sat up stairs so we could see all the was happening - service was an hour long and included us but still retain using their own language for some of the service, after the service - we were invite for lunch in the hall - which was really lovely, fresh and tasty -... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visited Cook Islands Christian Church on a Sunday which happened to be a special service to commemorate service organisations (Girl Guides, Scouts, Boys Brigade), all the groups marched in behind their flags, and some of the members took part in the service. The service was mostly in CI Maori, but some parts in English. They were very welcoming to visitors.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went on a white Sunday (the first Sunday of the month) and so everyone was wearing white, which was very cool as neither of us had seen anything like it. All the ladies also wore hats. The service is all in Cook Island Maori, but the leaders made sure to welcome all the guests in English. Great singing and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

if u want to see something except beautiful lagoon just go to visit it. The church is not like we used to see, build by people from island of course.

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