Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Cook Island Christian Church (CICC), Avarua

Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)
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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.
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Robbie Steeves
Oregon3 contributions
Jan 2020
We planned to attend the service the first Sunday we were on the island. By wonderful coincidence, the owners of the house we rented are elders in the church. They gave us a ride to and from church and even lent beautiful hats to my wife and her sister. A generous lunch was served to the visitors after the service. It featured homemade, local specialties.
Written November 19, 2020
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DL2Some
Detroit Lakes, MN850 contributions
Feb 2020
The music was wonderful and the people welcoming. A woman near us helped by translating the sermon. After the service we were invited to "tea", which was actually a light lunch. Take the time to visit you will be moved.
Written March 16, 2020
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Wendy W
Kelowna, British Columbia7 contributions
Feb 2020
I have to admit, I am not a Sunday faithful. However, I had heard so much about the services in Rorotunga my curiosity had me attend. Amazing! If I lived there I would be a member.
No need to overdress, but be respectful cover your shoulders. A small bottle of water and a hand fan would also be recommended
Written March 10, 2020
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David B
Lancaster, CA738 contributions
Jan 2020
The Cook Islands is a very Christian country and I was able to visit several of the churches on Rarotonga and Aitutaki. The Cook Islands Christian Church in Avarua is the largest and tallest I visited. The massive walls are interesting and showing their age, character, and history. It is very peaceful and reverent to visit and know how many worship and have worshiped in this place. The many graves and monuments attest to this. I visited during the week so I was not able to go inside. Hopefully, next time I visit.
Written February 17, 2020
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Paula S
6 contributions
Jan 2020
Very hot inside, but service was lovely, even saw some baptism. Singing was amazing. Not hugely welcoming, I think they saw us as tourists??
Written January 8, 2020
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Mysticmaidenfair
Calgary, Canada70 contributions
Dec 2019
Attended Christmas Day service. It was wonderful to hear the various tribes singing. Their voices rising up together in celebration gave me chills. A beautiful sermon in English and then Maori. Wonderful experience and welcoming.
Written January 6, 2020
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Karen551115
Ballarat, Australia287 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We loved this experience. We were made to feel welcome by the community as we entered the church. The singing of the local people is not to be missed. After the service we were invited to morning tea which was provided by the parishioners. What a wonderful way to welcome visitors.
Written December 21, 2019
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zinger1954
Winnipeg, Canada46 contributions
Nov 2019
Wonderful service with a cappella singing, parishioners in their bright colourful Sunday best and then they offer the attendees a lovely offering of food after the service.
Written December 13, 2019
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kdanders
Surrey, Canada44 contributions
Nov 2019
We came to church on Sunday as we heard the music and singing was spectacular. It was, however if you go, know that you're in for the long haul. The service was an hour and a half and much of it was in the local language so it was extremely difficult to follow. Good experience, but make sure you give yourself lots of time!
Written November 21, 2019
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Alison P
Melbourne, Australia105 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
The CICC Sunday morning service was superb with beautiful singing and a special Island experience. I loved their powerful voices and beautiful harmonies and many of the congregation were dressed in traditional white with the ladies wearing woven hats. The historical church building is beautiful and we were all invited to morning tea afterwards in the neighboring hall.
Written October 31, 2019
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