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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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Wonderful singing - fantastic people!

Very warm welcome received. Even extended to lunch afterwards - the people were so hospitable and friendly. We enjoyed sharing lunch and speaking to the local people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very warm welcome received. Even extended to lunch afterwards - the people were so hospitable and friendly. We enjoyed sharing lunch and speaking to the local people.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We attended the CICC down at Titikaveka. Most of the service was in Cook Island Maori, but we were made very welcome and there was enough english to follow along. The singing was beautiful. They left the church doors open and during prayers it felt like the holy spirit was gently blowing around us. It was Communion Sunday after the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was a very very wet Sunday morning when we visited Avarua CICC but it was well worth the effort. It turned out to be a special service marking the beginning of the CICC Assembly Week with delegates from NZ, Australia, Fiji, Tonga etc and they and the rest of the congregation were all dressed in white. There was a... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Did not have a white outfit but my mid length skirt and top were fine. Parish looked absolutely stunning and they sang like angels with gusto. This is a wonderful way to spend Sunday morning. Dress up and be ready to sing.

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The singing was beautiful, as was the feeling of warmth and community. For a real sense of the heart of the locals, I would highly recommend attending a Sunday service. Oh, and I loved all the pretty hats that the women wore!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Going to church on Sunday in Rarotonga is a real treat. The singing by the women and men together and separately is amazing in the church.

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

singing was awesome and the passion amazing. The building fasinating. God is well and alive in Rarotonga

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Everyone was so friendly and welcoming! The Maori singing was thrilling. Loved being a part of a traditional Maori worship service.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Amazing! Really recommend heading along to a service on a Sunday morning. The singing was phenomenal.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This Church service was awesome. Beautiful singing and they all look greT decked out in white. Don't wear a sarong or dress too casually and don't expect them to deliver the sermon in English though.

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Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua

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