Address

Devon Meadows Primary School Hall, Worthing Road, Devon Meadow’s, Victoria Australia

Postal Address

10 Bando Court, Hampton Park 3976, Victoria Australia

Office Bearers

  • Minister: Rev. Mata Makara
  • Secretary: Mr. Tutai Merida Vise
  • Assistant Secretary: Mrs Tepaeru John
  • Treasurer: Mrs Pauline Merida Vise
  • Assistant Treasurer: Mrs Teokotai Tangiiataua
  • Youth President: Mr John Uri
  • Sunday School Principal : Mr Ngatere John
  • Assembly representative: Mr Tutai Merida Vise

Membership

- 5 Deacons
- 60 regular adult members
- 45 regular Sunday School students
- 25 regular Christian Youth members
- An estimated 20 others

History

The vision to cultivate our CICC religion in the suburb of Hampton Park started on the 13th of January 2007 at the Rev. Tuakeu Daniel’s premise. Hampton Park CICC was established a month later 27th February 2007 at the Arthur Ren Hall in Hampton Park. From its early beginnings, Hampton Park CICC has grown fruitfully since its first fellowship six years ago. Hampton Park has established itself as a focal point for many Cook Islanders in the area and has thus continued in its drive to seeing Christ enveloped in the hearts of all who come in His wonderful name.

Administration

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.

Departments

There are 4 departments; Deacon’s, Women’s Fellowship, Christian Youth and Sunday School. Each department has its own regular programs and activities.

Meetings

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

Protocol

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

Sermons

Hampton Park CICC follows the Scripture Union Bible Reading Plan which sets out daily scripture readings. Sermons are conducted in Cook Islands Maori and 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, Deacon and any visiting Minister from outside the Church.

Regular Church Service

Normal church service:
• Sunday main service: 11am

Other/special services include the following:
  • Pre-Easter (Holy communion for the entire church members) Thursday evening 6:00pm 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 (11am 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 - Pure Akameitakianga
- Traditional hymn - Imene tumu, Reo Metua
- Sermon - Akoanga
- Sunday School hymn - Imene Apii Sabati
- Vesper

A normal service of the above order runs for about an hour, with the actual sermon taking from 10-20 minutes. Functions and ceremonies are also held in the church which may vary the order of service, for example; baptism, marriage, bereavement service, Youth and Sunday School Service (Teretere Mapu e te Apii Sabati)

Other Information

Hampton Park 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. Hampton Park 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. Mata Makara
Address: 10 Bando Court, Hampton Park, Victoria

Phone: (03) 8768 7605
Mob: 0422 026 134
Email: revtuakeudaniel@gmail.comrevtuakeudaniel@gmail.com

Mr. Tutai Merida Vise
Address: 36 Brunnings Road, Carrum Downs, Victoria
Phone: (03) 9782 8630
Mob: 0423 738 995