49 Railway Parade, Seaford 3198, Victoria, Australia
Postal Address: 17 Lyster Close, Seaford 3198, Victoria, Australia

Office Bearers

Minister: Rev. Fakeau Joseph
Secretary: Mr Junior Dean
Youth President: Mrs Tara Apolo
Sunday School Principal: Ms Nane Joseph
Choir Master: Mr Kaurau Apolo
Assembly representative: Mr Junior Dean


- 4 Deacons
- 30 regular adult members
- 30 regular Sunday School students
- 45 regular Christian Youth members
- An estimated 15 others


On the 6th of June 2010, Frankston CICC had its first service in a garage and over the next six (6) weeks, our fellowship grew in numbers, mainly young people who were born in Australia and New Zealand that wanted to learn their culture and traditions spiritually and physically.

Since our CICC has a relationship with the Uniting Church of Australia, it was fitting that we sort their advice and wisdom on obtaining a church premise. We thank God for His guidance as we approached the Moderator of the Uniting Church of Frankston, Dr Rev. Robert Johnson.

On the 25th of July we had a combined service with the Seaford Uniting Church and on the 1st of August 2010 at 12:30pm, we held our very first Church service in the house of God (Seaford Uniting Church) in which we reside to this very day. A great feast was enjoyed by all as well as joyous praises of song and dance.


The Minister is the chairperson for all meetings except departmental ones. The overall administrator is the Secretary, assisted by the Assistant Secretary. The Treasurer looks after the church’s finances and reports regularly to church meetings.


There are 3 departments; Women’s Fellowship, Christian Youth and Sunday School. Each department has its own regular programs and activities.


All departments hold regular individual meetings to monitor the progress of their own programs. The Church as a whole has a combined meeting at the end of every 3 months. In these quarterly meetings, reports are given from the Minister, Secretary, Treasurer and department leaders. Irregular meetings are also convened as and when the need arises


Our Cook Islands culture and tradition, especially in the essence of our Cook Islands Christian Church (Religion), is so well depicted in its Sunday service. On communion Sunday, men wear white suits and women wear white dresses. During the actual services, the following are observed:

  • Quietness at all times unless part-taking in the hymns
  • Mobile phones are to be turned off
  • Casual wear (singlets, shorts, etc.) is not preferred


Frankston CICC follows the Scripture Union Bible Reading Plan which sets out daily scripture readings. Sermons are conducted mainly in English for the sake of our young people who grew up here in Australia that has very little local language (Cook Is Maori). Sermons are prepared and presented by the Minister and any visiting Minister from outside the Church.

Regular Church Service

Normal church service:
  • Sunday main service: 1:30pm
Other/special services include the following:
  • Pre-Easter (Holy communion for the entire church members) Thursday evening 7:00pm before Good Friday
  • Good Friday: 11:00am
  • Easter Sunday: Combined CICC Victoria Service
  • Christmas Eve: Combined CICC Victoria Service
  • New Year’s Eve: Combined CICC Victoria Service
  • Prayer Week - 1st Week of the New Year (Pure Ebedoma): 7:00pm (Mon - Fri)
  • Weddings: (as required)
  • Funeral Service: (as required)

Order of Sunday Main Service
The order of the main service (1.30pm Sundays) is as follows:

- Invocation - Pure
- Sunday School hymn (imene Apii Sabati)
- Prayer of confession/Lord’s prayer - Pure Tataraara/Pure a te atu
- Bible reading in Cook Islands Language - Tatau Tuatua, reo Maori
- Traditional hymn (imene tuki - Reo Metua)
- Bible reading in English - Tatau Tuatua, reo Papaa
- Prayer of thanksgiving/intercession
- Traditional hymn
- Sermon
- Sunday School hymn
- Vesper

A normal service of the above order runs for about an hour, with the actual sermon taking from 5-10 minutes. Functions and ceremonies are also held in the church which may vary the order of service, for example; baptism, marriage, bereavement service and Youth and Sunday School Service (Teretere Mapu e te Apii Sabati)

Other Information

Frankston Church is a member of the CICC of Australia Church Council, and is also a member of the Victoria Church Council. The Church participates in all programs and activities organized by these two council’s. Frankston Cook Island’s Christian Church is a new branch of the CICC that complies with the rules, regulations of the resolutions passed by the CICC General Assembly

Contact for more Information

Minister: Rev. Fakeau Joseph
1 Faith Court, Cranbourne West, Victoria, 3977

Secretary: Mr Junior Dean
29 Silvertop Crescent, Frankston North 3200
Mobile: 043 2664 731