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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Avarua, Cook Islands
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Ranked #3 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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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went with two others I met at my hotel. We went when there was no service on, but it lovely to walk around and admire this lovely church. Worth visiting

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Alice Springs, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Sunday is an important day for all the islander and going to the church is something you won't miss. It is really nice to see all the locals wearing white clothes, the women have beautiful flowery hats. During the service there are a lot of sing, it is part of the Rarotonga life. There are also many tourist attending the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Not really an 'attraction' although there were lots of tourists at the service. The info on the screen catered fro the visitors and helped understand what was going on at various parts of the service. Beautiful singing of course, Be prepared for a long sermon in Cook Island Māori - and stay to the end of the service - not... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

"Amazing" is a word that sums up the singing in this church, the sunday school children were great to listen to and the couple of little children that just walked around the church happily were lovely. We did leave early after nearly 1 hour and 3/4's as the minister was doing a lot of talking and all in the local... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

a must for any visit to Rarotonga is the sunday service at the cook islands Christian church in Avarua.

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Launceston, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you want to enjoy some island singing then this is the place to go. Just awesome. The one disappointing thing was that the entire service and some singing was not in English. We left part way through as there was no understanding of what was being said.

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Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Went to the Titikaveka church.....the children marched in, dressed in brownies/ rangers uniforms. Thoroughly enjoyable service. Mainly in English. Choir was beautiful-they sang with gusto and the gentleman playing the electric piano had an amazing voice too. Tourists were very welcome. Don't dress in your beach gear though.

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Thames, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Loved to hear the singing. Very friendly and special. Was given a lovely spray and chocolates for Mother's Day. They are so welcoming. A lovely experience

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It is an experience you will never forget. The singing of the congregation is beautiful. We were invited to have refreshments after church which was very kind.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I have to say that we went to Church on Easter Sunday and expected a service....what we got was amazing. The service was great...the people singing made you feel like you were surrounded by angels. You could feel it in your body. I have never felt do uplifted. Thats was what I would call genuine faith. Its a must go... More

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