Featured: Ekalesia Alofi I Niue, Alofi's very own Ekalesia/Church in the heart of town. The Congregational Christian Church of Niue(abbreviated CCCN, also known as Ekalesia Niue or the Church of Niue) is a ChristianCongregationalist church in Niue and New Zealand. It is the largest religious denomination in Niue, claiming approximately 75% of Niue's population as members.
The CCCN was founded in Niue by Samoan missionaries from the London Missionary Society (L.M.S.) during the 1840s and the 1850s. The churches were organised along Congregational lines under Rev. William George Lawes and his brother Frank E. Lawes, they also trained missionaries from Niue. Further succession of missionaries between 1910 and 1970 moved toward independence in close association with the Congregational Churches of New Zealand.
The church in Niue has been independent since 1966. It was known as the L.M.S. Church in Niue until 1970, when it became autonomous and adopted the name "Ekalesia Niue". #Ekalesia #Niue #NiueHistory #Educate #LMS #LondonMissionarySociety #Alofi #Life #Faith #Religion