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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 070
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Divinely inspired singing and worship

Our family visited the Arorangi Cook Islands Christian Church during our visit which was one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stingray7300
A spiritual “sing off”

We went to the local Titikaveka church. Firstly it is a beautiful church, the service was simple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EMarijev
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday service” (27 reviews)
“morning tea” (37 reviews)
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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+682 26 070
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"sunday service"
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"morning tea"
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"beautiful singing"
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"sunday morning"
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"men and women"
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"cultural experience"
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"lovely experience"
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"local language"
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"girl guides"
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"light refreshments"
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"traditional maori"
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"feel very welcome"
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"nice service"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family visited the Arorangi Cook Islands Christian Church during our visit which was one of the highlights of our trip. The singing of their traditional hymns in the local language is truly beautiful and a must to hear. We were made to feel extremely...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the local Titikaveka church. Firstly it is a beautiful church, the service was simple, delivered in a mix of CI Maori and English, the singing was something else - it to me a while to cotton on, but there was some serious...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We, my husband and I recently stayed at the Muri Beach Club Hotel and attended a Sunday morning service at the nearby Cook Islands Christian Church. We received a warm welcome on arrival, and guided to seating. A beautiful experience hearing the amazingly talented harmonious...More

1  Thank Williamsfamily2014
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You have to experience this. The locals get dressed up for church and sing their hearts out. It is so beautiful to listen to. We stayed there and listened to the whole service. Church is followed b6 morning tea in the hall next door. The...More

1  Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

We just loved this. Of course couldn't understand the message but the singing was fantastic as was the friendliness shown by the locals. The Spirit is certainly there in Rarotonga.

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

singing was very beautiful and loved the competitiveness with a couple of the singers but it just encouraged them

Thank TeAtarau H
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Awesome singing singers are spread out through the church so doesn’t really matter where you sit. Harmony’s between the men and woman were fantastic go say a few Hale Mary’s and enjoy the service PS the roof didn’t fall down on my head for not...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Looking for something to do on a Sunday in Rarotonga, then take in a church service and feel the warmth and fellowship of the congregation as they sing beautiful hymns. Make sure you take them up on their offer of tea after the service!

Thank TonyfromVictoria
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

the service was wonderful, singing was great , the congregation sang their hearts out, refreshments and meeting with local congregation after in the hall next to the church, the brownies and girl guides were totally involved as well

Thank rahima
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Sharing in the joy of traditional Maori worship songs was an incredible experience - what voices! I was honoured to participate in the Sunday service.

Thank kabuckle
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IOGWFH
July 2, 2018|
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Response from joeandkarenB | Reviewed this property |
Can't really remember we went at easter sunday service and that was the only time we went. 10am I think.
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January 22, 2018|
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Response from Carole W | Reviewed this property |
I agree with all that Rosieaus has said. Be respectful, dress in smart casual, and remember that it is a church service, rather than a tourist destination. The people are very welcoming and you would find it most interesting... More
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carrie808
January 21, 2017|
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Response from EuniceTravels | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, I have been to this church in the cook islands. It is lovely to go there on sunday to experience the singing, the sermon (which is mostly in cook island Maori) and the sense of peace that comes from being in a... More
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