TangataVKia Orana. Welcome to this special website which was created by the CICC Bicentennial Celebrations Unit (BCU) to hold information and related graphics on the bicentenary of Christianity in the Cook Islands (1821-2021).

The bicentenary was celebrated on the island of Aitutaki from Thursday 21 October to Monday 1 November 2021. The celebrations marked 200 years since the arrival of LMS Missionary Rev. John Williams and Tahitian Teachers Papeiha Teato and Vahapata on the LMS Mission Ship Westmoreland to evangelise the island on 26 October 1821.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. This website displays materials from various sources and relate to the work of the London Missionary Society in the Cook Islands from 1821 through to 1968 when the LMS became the Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC) by an Act of the Parliament of the Cook Islands. 

The CICC don’t own copyright on many of the materials displayed and these are presented in good faith for general information, and bonafide educational and research purposes only, as a contribution to the celebration of the bicentenary. In this regard, the CICC and its divisions make no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, or reliability with respect to the information, or related graphics contained on the website.

Enjoy your journey through this website. God bless.

Tangata Vainerere
CICC Bicentennial Celebrations Unit