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Free Church of Tonga, Nuku'alofa

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Established in 1885 as a denomination independent from the Methodist Church, Free Church of Tonga remains a major religious institution in both the physical and spiritual sense. Recognized as the official state church and upheld by the presidency, the denomination has groups and members in Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, and America. The modest church building offers architectural beauty and charm, with its humble presence, architectural angles, and stained-glass windows. Sunday service here is known for its spectacular singing. Arrange to visit Free Church of Tonga and other attractions in Nuku'alofa using our Nuku'alofa trip builder.
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  • This is one of several beautiful churches in Tonga, being a very Christian community. I can't comment on the inside but the outside is well worth a look and the church is centrally located and opposit...  more »
  • It's believed the Free Church of Tonga (FCT) was instituted by King Tupou the First in the early 1800's. Other christian churches then followed. The FCT have churches all around the Kingdom of Tonga. ...  more »
  • the stone and sheer height size is incredible for the location. yet it now needs a lot of work to get back to godly standard.  more »
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  • Very interesting historical site with a plaque on the front explaining the founding of the church.