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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Avarua, Cook Islands
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"Beautiful Church Service"

I attended the Sunday morning service. The locals were very welcoming and I felt completely at... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Cambridge, New Zealand

We went for the Sunday service and ended up staying for lunch. It was the last Sunday in May and it... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Derek W
Burnaby, 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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Reviewed 6 July 2017

I attended the Sunday morning service. The locals were very welcoming and I felt completely at home. All the ladies were dressed up and were wearing their lovely hats and best frocks, some of the men wore suits and ties. Most of the congregation were...More

1  Thank Buzzies
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We went for the Sunday service and ended up staying for lunch. It was the last Sunday in May and it was a special Sunday School Presentation in which each class presented their memorized verses, etc. The singing was amazing. There are several women in...More

1  Thank Derek W
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Our family went to the Aorangi CICC on a Sunday and were impressed by the whole service. The minister made the tourists very welcome and made comments several times about the big turnout, over 100 tourists. The singing was beautiful and at the end of...More

1  Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We attended the 10 am service here and really enjoyed the experience. A lot was in Cook Island Maori but some was in English - not the sermon! Struck a week where the minister had a very serious message to deliver which he did with...More

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Friendly snapshot into island life on a Sunday. Great singing and good to go and have a look. Not for everyone, but good to expand your cultural awareness.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Musically astounding and uplifting . Demonstrated the welcoming and generous character of the Cook islanders. We were welcomed at both service and the morning tea afterwards with open arms . The congregation were friendly, colourful and interesting to chat to. 2 hours of a cultural...More

1  Thank aussiemagnolia
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is such a lovely experience - the singing is wonderful the people obviously love it and put their heart and soul into the music and it shows. It is a privilege to be able to be a part of it. Note do take a...More

1  Thank Glenda I
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This was a beautiful experience, not only to enjoy the amazing singing but to see the locals dressed up in their beautiful hats and clothing, which is how it should be. We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed going to the Community...More

2  Thank Donna L
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a must do on a Sunday in Rarotonga! The people are just so friendly and welcoming. Their generosity with a beautiful morning tea afterwards us not to be missed either

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We attended the Easter Sunday service. For me the highlight was the singing. The Lords Prayer was so moving and beautiful and songs of praise lifted the roof as the congregation sang, chanted, and harmonised skilfully to create a uniquely Cook Islands experience. The service...More

Thank Sarah T
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22 January 2017|
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Response from DTG59 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to have been slow in answering - the main church for the CICC is just out of town in the easterly direction - it has the museum further up the side road behind it. So it is the church nearest the museum. There are... More
2 May 2015|
Response from Kerirex | Reviewed this property |
Hi Louise, I totally agree with you. All rather strange what peoples expectations are. For me it was a wonderful experience and when visiting Raro again this will be on my to do list !