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Stunning voices

We went to this service and were privileged to hear such wonderful voices of the congregation - the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Special church services, open to visitors

The singing was beautiful, as were the dresses and hats. Happy to have made it to service. A word... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lannie S
Temecula, California
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this service and were privileged to hear such wonderful voices of the congregation - the sound were unforgettable. We along with all tourists were invited to lunch after which was a most delightful spread and well worth the wait.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The singing was beautiful, as were the dresses and hats. Happy to have made it to service. A word of the wise to the tourists, please be respectful - it is a church. dress properly, try not to wear flip flops, stay engaged, and enjoy...More

Thank Lannie S
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Beautiful voices and a lovely peaceful church for us non church goers and definitely go to the morning tea, great food

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We went to hear the singing. It was out of this world. You had to be there to believe it. Afterwards the hospitality was extended to a light meal in the church hall.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Beautiful historic building. Blessed to have been allowed to worship alongside the lovely people of the Arorangi CICC.

Thank alirat153
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We flew in early on a Sunday in Time to attend a 10 AM service. It happened to be a youth exchange Sunday and three groups performed for nearly 2 hours. First group was remarkable. Their performance was full of energy and the men's tonal...More

Thank stevee-11
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A moments pause in the midst of holiday, fun, eating out and adventure comes in the form of the Sunday services in Rarotonga where you get a very personal and intimate glimpse of another side of cook island life which is their devotion to God...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Our family visited the Arorangi Cook Islands Christian Church during our visit which was one of the highlights of our trip. The singing of their traditional hymns in the local language is truly beautiful and a must to hear. We were made to feel extremely...More

Thank Stingray7300
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We went to the local Titikaveka church. Firstly it is a beautiful church, the service was simple, delivered in a mix of CI Maori and English, the singing was something else - it to me a while to cotton on, but there was some serious...More

1  Thank EMarijev
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We, my husband and I recently stayed at the Muri Beach Club Hotel and attended a Sunday morning service at the nearby Cook Islands Christian Church. We received a warm welcome on arrival, and guided to seating. A beautiful experience hearing the amazingly talented harmonious...More

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Response from Patricia L | Reviewed this property |
That's a really good and thoughtful question. The dress code for the local people is formal white clothes so women in long white dresses and men in white shirts and dark trousers. I would recommend that you wear a dress or... More
3 July 2018|
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Response from TonyfromVictoria | Reviewed this property |
Usually around 10am
23 January 2018|
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Response from Carole W | Reviewed this property |
I agree with all that Rosieaus has said. Be respectful, dress in smart casual, and remember that it is a church service, rather than a tourist destination. The people are very welcoming and you would find it most interesting... More