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The hats and the singing will amaze you!

You go to worship, of course, but you also go to see the hand made straw hats and to hear the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sherri S
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Friendly and welcoming

Did this with family. Lovely experience done in both native and English. Probably no need to where... read more

Reviewed 5 days 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.
Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 070
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You go to worship, of course, but you also go to see the hand made straw hats and to hear the singing, such powerful male voices. They give tourists the warmest welcome, and will invite you to their lunch buffet in the church hall after!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sherri S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Did this with family. Lovely experience done in both native and English. Probably no need to where pants and long sleeve. You can wear shorts and all women wore dresses. Morning tea was nice afterwards as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never thought of attending church while on holiday 14,000 miles from home. This was a real good family based service with wonderful singing. A true reflection of life in the islands

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are not regular church goers, but the promise of hymns sung in Maori was irresistible! How glad I am that we took in two services, ( CICC in Muri) When we sang " How Great Thou Art" in both Maori and in English I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Little1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed two services while we were on the island. Wonderful spirit and singing during the worship service and then they invite you for tea afterward. Very warm and friendly people.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gchinook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is for CICC in Arorangi. As visitors you are attending their worship service so respect for the service, people, and culture is important - modest dress, no photos, participate as able in singing and offering, etc. First Sunday of each month is communion...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank SandiStewart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I attended Sunday mass at 10.00am and was enchanted by the beautiful singing. We were warmly welcomed and Im so glad we got to experience it. All visitors are invited to refreshments in the hall after the service. A must do whilst...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nathalie B
Reviewed 12 February 2019

For a local treat in the Christian tradition & great singing in both English and the local language, you can't beat the Cook Island Christian Church. You may want to sit near a back exit if you are one who likes to sneak out at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Brutiffany
Reviewed 12 February 2019

It is a great way to meet and learn about the people who live on Rarotonga. They make you feel so welcome. The music and singing is what makes this Church Service different from anything else. They provide a wonderful lunch for visitors afterwards. It's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terry P
Reviewed 11 February 2019

The only Sunday we could come to service it happened to be pouring rain which made it really cozy and quaint. The singing is absolutely gorgeous and after the service they have a social which included huge table of food with tea sandwiches, desserts and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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19 January 2019|
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Response from debbiec884 | Reviewed this property |
I would just ask the resort, find how close you are. The pick up was worth the 10 dollar return. Don’t miss the service it was fantastic .
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
2 July 2018|
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Response from dem378 | Reviewed this property |
we were there at 9:30 a.m. and service was at 10:00 Go early