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Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
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Sunday services are filled with hymns sung in the Maori language at this...

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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First day in Rarotonga and the resort offered transport to CICC. A lovely gentle morning. Beautiful singing. Everyone invited to morning tea provided by the parishoners.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First day in Rarotonga and the resort offered transport to CICC. A lovely gentle morning. Beautiful singing. Everyone invited to morning tea provided by the parishoners.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Sunday am service and it was fabulous. The singing was wonderful and the congregation very welcoming. Stayed for morning tea and do lovely to engage with locals. Thank you for your hospitality.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As visit to Church when you are in the Cook Islands is a beautiful experience. Sunday service starts at 10am. The entry should be by the back door - the front door is reserved for the minister and special guests. Ladies should have covered shoulders and no short skirts or shorts. A hat should also been worn.The service is in... More 

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It has been awhile since I have been to church and this was a wonderful experience. The church community were very welcoming and it was great to see many of the congregation in their beautiful white clothing and great hats. The 10 am Sunday service is well worth attending - it is a full service in English and Cook Island... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The service on sunday at 10 am was really great - we were lucky to have a lot of school children in the centre of the church, their voices were so brilliant! You would miss a lot if you don't join a service in a Rarotongan church on Sunday... After the service the community meets with tea and snacks, you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A good local church. The church Archetecture is basic.The people are welcomeing tourists. A good place to go on a sunday.

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Thank SE s
Queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were made to feel exceptionally welcome at their Sunday Service. We were lucky in that on our visit, many groups of outlying Sunday Schools were there to each present a delightful segment. Afterwards, we were invited across the road for 'light refreshments' - on this occasion, being a special Sunday, it was anything but 'light' - a feast was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Dragged my husband along for some cultural christian down time, not being actively Christian for some time so we were going more from a tourist's view. The experience was very uplifting. The singing was unexpectedly moving and very beautiful. Delivers or not, if you can drag your relaxed bum out of bed and head to the CICC for a 10am... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We didn't go to this particular church in Avarua but the one in Ngatangiia - where the 7 Ocean Canoes departed for Aotearoa! The congregation were in their colorful attire and some in white - our group were appropriately dressed (Shoulders covered, dresses below knees & not trousers) anyway the hymns were beautifully sung, the old traditional chants were a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were blessed to be staying nearby and had planned to go to the service. It was a wonderful experience with a warm welcome, a good bible-based message and of course amazing singing from the small group up front and the ladies choir in the pews. As visitors, we were welcomed to morning refreshnents after the service, which again was... More 

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