Ekalesia Niue
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Church of Niue
Fale Senetenali
PO 25
Niue (Ocenania)
Telephone: +683 4513, 4409
Fax: +683 4010
Email: ekalesia.niue@niue.nu
Address-No.: 1439 / 5055

The people of Niue, the world’s largest coral island, were first evangelized by Samoan missionaries stationed there by the London Missionary Society during the 1840s and 1850s. The church they molded was organized along Congreg lines under William George Lawes (1861- 1868) and his brother Frank E. Lawes (1868-1910), both of the LMS. W. G. Lawes trained, and afterward supervised, Pacific Islander missionaries from Niue, who were stationed under him when he went to serve the LMS in Papua. A further succession of LMS missionaries between 1910 and 1973 moved the church toward independence, in close association with the Congregational Union in New Zealand. As the administering political power, New Zealand established strong political and economic ties with Niue. Approximately 15,000 Niueans live in Aotearoa New Zealand. The island’s political independence goes together with a special relationship with New Zealand, where Niueans have citizenship rights. The Ekalesia (Church) of Niue is independent (since 1966) but related to Presb and Congreg churches in New Zealand (and in Fiji), serving among laity and ministers living in those countries. There are several Niuean congr in New Zealand. The Ekalesia Niue is a member of the Pacific Conference of Churches, WARC, and the Council for World Mission (CWM).

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.
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Statistic data of church

total: 16750
(conventionally): 16
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 10
Ordained clergy
total: 0
no women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
no information about baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 0
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 3

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
not communicated
Official languages
  • English
  • Niuean

International assiciations


last update: 17.02.2006
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