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This review is for the Curch at Titekaveca - Betela

There are several CIC Churches on the island – among what must be a dozen other denominations... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GDay1044
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Durban, South Africa
Fantastic experience

What a fantastic experience!! The singing is just amazing. Although we have travelled to Pacific... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
278Anne
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several CIC Churches on the island – among what must be a dozen other denominations – this Church dates back to 1835 and inside at first glance it looks to be of steel girder construction – a closer look revealed it was timber...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic experience!! The singing is just amazing. Although we have travelled to Pacific Islands several times in the past, this was our first experience in a South Pacific church and I will never forget it. Make the effort and attend a service -...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 278Anne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great experience! Our resort (Sunset) offered complimentary drop-off and pickup and, though we are not regular church goers, we read such good things that we'd thought we'd pay a visit. The Sunday service was very welcoming to guests. The choir actually fills the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hefti
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I never thought I would be moved by such beautiful voices. The church was packed with locals and visitors. We were made to feel extremely welcome.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We went to this service and were privileged to hear such wonderful voices of the congregation - the sound were unforgettable. We along with all tourists were invited to lunch after which was a most delightful spread and well worth the wait.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank fezzfam
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The singing was beautiful, as were the dresses and hats. Happy to have made it to service. A word of the wise to the tourists, please be respectful - it is a church. dress properly, try not to wear flip flops, stay engaged, and enjoy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lannie S
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Beautiful voices and a lovely peaceful church for us non church goers and definitely go to the morning tea, great food

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jill E
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We went to hear the singing. It was out of this world. You had to be there to believe it. Afterwards the hospitality was extended to a light meal in the church hall.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DavidG15778
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Beautiful historic building. Blessed to have been allowed to worship alongside the lovely people of the Arorangi CICC.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alirat153
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We flew in early on a Sunday in Time to attend a 10 AM service. It happened to be a youth exchange Sunday and three groups performed for nearly 2 hours. First group was remarkable. Their performance was full of energy and the men's tonal...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank stevee-11
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Tom H
17 October 2018|
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Response from Patricia L | Reviewed this property |
That's a really good and thoughtful question. The dress code for the local people is formal white clothes so women in long white dresses and men in white shirts and dark trousers. I would recommend that you wear a dress or... More
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2 July 2018|
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Response from TonyfromVictoria | Reviewed this property |
Usually around 10am
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23 January 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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