Ekalesia Fa' apotopotoga Kerisinao I Samoa
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Congregational Christian Church in Samoa
Vaea Street
PO Box 468
Western Samoa (Ocenania)
Telephone: +685 22279, 24414
Fax: +685 20429
Email: ptkoria@cccs.org.ws
Address-No.: 112177 / 5040

The majority Congregational Christian Church in Western Samoa began with the arrival in 1830 of John Williams of the London Missionary Society (LMS), which stationed Islander missionaries from Tahiti and the Cook Islands in both eastern and western Samoa. Substantial institutions and village churches were established. At Malua,on the island of Upolu, Islander missionaries were trained and sent from there to work on other Pacific islands such as Tuvalu, Niué, Kiribati, and Vanuatu.
The church grew under successive periods of colonial influence: British up to about 1900, German until World War I, New Zealand administration under League of Nations, and UN mandates until independence in 1962. The CCCS developed its own constitution in stages beginning in 1928. The church was called the LMS church until 1962, when it took its present name. The CCCS remained intact until 1980, when delegates to the General Assembly from the two large eastern islands separated to form the Church of Tutuila and Manua, now called the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) (cf. American Samoa). Discussions are still proceeding to seek a formula for eventual reunion.

Note: We did not manage to contact this church. Therefore, we cannot exclude that its address has changed or that the church does not exist any more.
Whoever has information about this church may contact us. We will be happy to update our information.

Statistic data of church

total: 70000
(conventionally): 285
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 285
Ordained clergy
total: 335
no women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
Infant´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Districts, sub.Districts, Parishes/Congregations, all administered by the General Assembly as supreme council of the church
Official languages
  • English
  • Samoan
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Nicene Creed (381)
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)

International assiciations


last update: 17.02.2006
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