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“John Andrew”

Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Avarua
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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.
Warkworth, New Zealand
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75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“John Andrew”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

The assistant minister John Andrew was very welcoming . The service was warm and friendly with the beautiful harmonies of the congregation to lift your spirit.

Visited August 2013
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Taupo, New Zealand
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Lovely Singing and Community Feel”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We went a couple of times in Raro and loved the singing but also just being part of so many joyful people under one roof. Whether you are attending for worship or to hear the singing, this is one of the most authentic experiences you can have on Raro

Visited June 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Muzza”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Well this was an experience lots of local language, not very fri endly, actually pretty boring, would not ever go back, also went to new church on Island opp the airport "On The Rock" it was a great experience and people really friendly, service in english, these guys were the real deal

Visited November 2012
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Clay City, Kentucky
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53 reviews
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“You need to experience this”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

I visited the CICC while in Rarotonga so that I could see the differences between this church and a Christian church at home. The traditional Maori singing is indescribable and it is something that you must experience. The church is welcoming to visitors and some of the service is conducted in English so that visitors can understand. Even for non-believers of the Christian faith, the CICC is a place to see just for the cultural experience.

Visited June 2013
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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37 reviews
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“Very welcoming”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We loved there service and felt very comfortable. They were so kind to me and my family.They invited us for refreshments after the service and even offered to take us back to the resort afterwords.God bless the people in Rarotonga.

Visited July 2013
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