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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Avarua, Cook Islands
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Awesome Worship Service

A must do if you are a church goer. Worship starts at 10am. The singing is inspiring and wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Houston, Texas
Lovely experience

Lovely singing,mostly in Cook Island Maori but this does not detract in any way from the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 4 days ago

A must do if you are a church goer. Worship starts at 10am. The singing is inspiring and wonderful. I cried it was so good. Love the minister. They make visitors feel so welcome and I was truly uplifted.

Thank askittl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely singing,mostly in Cook Island Maori but this does not detract in any way from the beautiful harmonies and the intense feeling of happiness and joy that they show, the services are full of their dedication to their faith,they are extremely welcoming to visitors and...More

Thank Kiwis2NthShoreAuck
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to the local church service on Sunday morning, and it was lovely. The signing was beautiful and visitors are made very welcome, we were even invited to stay for something to eat afterwards,

Thank JenniSu64
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A visit to the CICC Sunday service is an uplifting experience - great singing and a welcoming congregation - highly recommended.

Thank AngiePAustralia
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Even if you're not religious, the singing from the congregation is pretty amazing. Mostly in local language & about 1.5 hours, I probably wouldn't take young children. The community offer a free generous morning tea & the opportunity to chat to locals afterwards.

Thank Jewel236
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A most uplifting visit. Wonderful singing. Beautiful setting. Well worth taking time on a Sunday morning to visit this church even if you are not regular churchgoers. An unforgettable experience.

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is the second time we have been to a church service here. Absolutely beautiful singing. Love the heart they have for God. Everyone is welcoming and put on a lovely morning tea for everyone afterwards.

Thank Petejulie68
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A sunday to remember, singing that was just magnificent. A people who really revel in their Christianity a sharing experience. Thanks heaps Cook Islands ...

Thank Letty L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The people were very friendly and accommodated us with acceptance, loved the formal dress, and the lively preaching

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We were graciously welcome to the Sunday service by the congregation and enjoyed the community singing and spirituality. The service went for almost two hours in CI Maori and English. We were then invited to morning tea and were treated to performances from two visiting...More

Thank RicJClark
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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 !