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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 070
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The singing was worth the trip alone

Awesome singing singers are spread out through the church so doesn’t really matter where you sit... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dennisdavis2404
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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A must do while in Rarotonga even if you are not religious

Looking for something to do on a Sunday in Rarotonga, then take in a church service and feel the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TonyfromVictoria
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Victoria, Canada
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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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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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"cultural experience"
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"men and women"
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"lovely experience"
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"local language"
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"light refreshments"
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"feel very welcome"
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"nice service"
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"goose bumps"
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"different parts"
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"special sunday"
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"shoulders covered"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday service here was very special. We truly enjoyed watching and listening to the congregation speak and sing hymns in their native Māori language. The singing was exciting, they raised their voices in harmony and pretty much raised the roof as well. We were able...More

Thank dm915
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed Sunday worship. Many other tourists also attended so multi ethnic. It was wonderful listening to the singing of their hymns in their own style. We were then offered some refreshments and food afterwards. Fantastic hospitality.

Thank David T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go to church while holidaying in Rarotanga so randomly chose CICC to go to and we were not disappointed. The singing was hair raising! Beautiful harmonies and passion oozed out of everybody. We loved the hymns that had the males and females...More

Thank lizmac2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We went here for the Easter Sunday service to see the wonderful singing by the men and women, which was very good. A little bit of advice to people, we were saddened to see people who did turn up didn't follow dress requirements to show...More

Thank joeandkarenB
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I attended the Good Friday morning service with my neighbor. Although most of the service was in Raro and not English I still felt the fellowship and enjoyed the music. A lot of the hymns were familiar so I sang along in English. There was...More

Thank ItalyBoundAgain
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The singing was most amazing & fascinating! Thank you for letting us being part of this incredible ceremony!

Thank E2493SGyvonnes
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Response from Rosieaus | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Donations to the CCCI are very welcome. You can also attend a service and donate via the donations plate as it is passed around during the service. It is also ok to wander around the grave sites, usual considerations... More
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carrie808
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Response from Chocky1948 | Reviewed this property |
The church I reviewed was at Titikaveka on the south side of the island, previously we've been to the CICC at Muri. They're both excellent and you will be made very welcome If my review was helpful I would appreciate a... More
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