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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 070
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Amazing

The singing was absolutely incredible. Happy to have had the experience of going. Our sincere... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
dem378
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Gave us goose bumps!

We were walking by and decided to go in. We sat up in the gallery and when the singing started it... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
JMN1153
,
West St. Paul, 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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday service” (25 reviews)
“morning tea” (35 reviews)
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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+682 26 070
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

The singing was absolutely incredible. Happy to have had the experience of going. Our sincere Thanks.

Thank dem378
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

We were walking by and decided to go in. We sat up in the gallery and when the singing started it filled the church to the rafters. It was amazing!!!

Thank JMN1153
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Wunderful how the Church-choir was tuning up the various traditional Mauori carols.Impressing to attend this Ceremony held in English and Maouri.

Thank famstenlund
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Attended the Sunday church service - was wonderful - seeing all the locals all dressed up in their Sunday best and the most beautiful singing. Loved it!

Thank Mel J
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Some members of our party attended the Titikaveka church three times in two days over New Year. The 10am Sunday morning service was an absolute highlight for me. People were warm and friendly. The service was both in the local Cook Island Maori and English...More

Thank VictorZeus
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

You want to make time on a Sunday morning to visit the Titikaveka CICC. It is one of the most incredible experiences on the island. The singing has been passed down from generation to generation from Papa John Williams himself (Christian missionary to the Cook...More

Thank KiwiShezza
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

Participating in a church service can be a highlight particularly enjoying the unique hymn singing from the congregation. Join the local Reverend for morning tea after the service and mix and mingle with the locals.

Thank cookieabroad
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Definitely go to church here. People were very inviting. Oldest church of Cook Islands. The singing was fabulous. They sing from their hearts.

Thank Brian V
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

The CICC meets in every village. We went to one which was not touristy, and was in about 10% English. I assume if we went to the in Muri church it would be more friendly to outsiders.

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

On Sunday if you are away from the sound of the crashing waves, you will hear bells chiming through the trees and the beautiful voices of choirs singing out the songs of their land! Watching the Mama's (mature women of the Island) parading into the...More

Thank Teatuanui
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January 22, 2018|
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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
January 21, 2017|
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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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