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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 070
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Visit the Island Church Sunday service is a must !

During our recent visit to the Cook Island we visited the Christian Church which was only 10... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul S
Sydney, Australia
A choir that lifts your spirits and warms your heart

A deeply moving spiritual experience. From the service to the beautiful voices of the islanders... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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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
+682 26 070
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our recent visit to the Cook Island we visited the Christian Church which was only 10 minutes drive fro our resort which provided a free transport and pick up, The Church it self is a beautiful old traditional Island style with two levels in...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A deeply moving spiritual experience. From the service to the beautiful voices of the islanders who's beautiful singing lifts your spirits. Wonderfully open to views of the mountains and filled with the scents of fresh flowers. A wonderful experience.

Thank Rosieaus
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The CICC church services are a witness in themselves. The people love to express their faith through their praise to the Lord, and it's roof-raising! On Rarotonga, the minister delivered the sermon in English, and greetings and notices were given both in English and Cook...More

Thank Carole W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A visit to a CICC church for a Sunday morning service is something all visitors to the the Cook Islands should do. Even if you are not religious the spirituality of the occasion will not be lost on you. The singing by the congregation is...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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.

1  Thank askittl
Reviewed 5 September 2017

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 18 August 2017

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
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22 January 2017|
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Response from Herbies1 | Reviewed this property |
It is the one at Arorangi and it painted all in white and has a huge bell outside that rings to let you know when the service is about to begin. They are very welcoming and it is a definite must do when you visit Rarotonga... 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 !