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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
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Ranked #4 of 54 things to do in Avarua
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Sunday services are filled with hymns sung in the Maori language at this island church which dates...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
11 attraction reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a place & the history lures you in. Many Churches around the rock but these older ones are something special

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My sister and I had heard about the beautiful service at the CICC and as we were there on a Sunday, we did not want to miss it. We caught the Clockwise Bus and were there just as the service started at 10 am. The gorgeous white stucco church was filled to the brim. The minister acknowledged our presence and... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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197 reviews 197 reviews
69 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We attended the local Sunday church service and were very glad we did. Locals welcoming and considerate of guests. A great opportunity to see the religious ceremony in action,

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