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Cook Island Christian Church
P.O. Box 93
Avarua
Rarotonga
Cook Islands (Ocenania)
Telephone: +682 26540
Fax: +682 26174 (Post Office)
Address-No.: 12153 / 5100

The Cook Islands Christian Church traces its beginnings to the Tahitian missionary Papeiha, who was brought to the southern island of Aitutaki in 1821 by John Williams of the London Missionary Society. The Gospel was successfully introduced. In the following years Charles Pitman, John Williams, Aaron Buzacott, and others undertook Bible translation and trained many Cook Islander missionaries at the Tacamoa Theological College. They went for the LMS to Samoa, Niué, Vanuatu, Loyalty Islands,Torres Straits, and Papua New Guinea while at the same time all the Cook Islands came under the overall care of the LMS. In the 20th century, the Cook Islands churches kept ethnic and linguistic identification with their mother church in Tahiti, but they became dependent on New Zealand, particularly between the two world wars. After churches within the Congregational Union of New Zealand united with the NZ Presbyterian Church in 1970, the church accepted a presb form of government.
 

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

Members
total: 10898
Parishes
(conventionally): 34
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 42
Ordained clergy
total: 40
 
no women´s ordination
Elders/Presbyters
total: 0
Deacons
total: 0
  no information about deacons
Missionaries
total: 0
 
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
Godparents
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
1821
Organizational structures
Presbyterian
Official languages
  • English
  • Maori
Confessions
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Nicene Creed (381)
Association

International assiciations

 

last update: 20.02.2004
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