Cook Island Christian Church (CICC), Avarua

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Cook Islands
Visit the largest religious denomination in the Cook Islands at Cook Island Christian Church (CICC). Built in 1853, the white-coral building hosts services every Sunday and rings with hymns sung in the Maori language. Explore the cemetery to will see a monument dedicated  to Polynesian missionary Papeiha. The cemetery also contains the final resting place and a life-size bust of Albert Henry, the country's first prime minister.   To find out how to plan a trip to Rarotonga, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • October 10, 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 yo...  more »
  • September 17, 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 uplift...  more »
  • September 4, 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...  more »

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