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Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Honolulu

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The Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, also commonly known as St. Andrew's Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the United States located in the State of Hawaii. Originally the seat of the Anglican Church of Hawaii, it is now the home of the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. It is affiliated with St. Andrew's Schools, which comprises of the main girls' K-12 school, the coeducational Queen Emma Preschool and a boys' preparatory school (elementary).HistoryKamehameha IV and Queen Emma, his queen consort, were devout members of the Church of England led by their good friend Queen Victoria. At their request, Thomas Nettleship Staley was appointed bishop in 1862. Inspired to build a place of worship in the Anglican tradition, Kamehameha IV commissioned the construction of what would later become the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. However, the king died on the feast day of Saint Andrew in 1863 before ground-breaking. Kamehameha V, the king's brother, took over the project and laid the cornerstone in honor of his predecessor on March 5, 1867. The cathedral was designed by the London architects William Slater and R. H. Carpenter, and the building process was overseen by their chief assistant Benjamin Ingelow.
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  • April 24, 2017
    While travelling around Honolulu on the local buses we stopped and spent some time at St. Andrews. Coming off the road through the gate you come to a pond/ fountain area with a lovely statue of I pres...  more »
  • April 15, 2017
    It was lined with brightly colored stained-glass Church. Hours of sun light enters the going is good. In the larger church atmosphere you can enjoy the wonderful
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  • March 22, 2017
    I went on foot from downtown. Difference between open and bright temple with venerable Cathedral of Europe felt cultural differences. There was a colorful stained-glass Windows adorned with tropical flowers, of the great cathedral.
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  • April 5, 2017
    great place free admission beautiful inside and outside. i only caught on fire twice an my eyes finally stopped bleeding once i got back in car
  • January 21, 2017
    Great architecture free to walk in. Worth a stop if you're near by. Free
  • November 8, 2015
    The Cathedral boasts 8 tower change ringing bells that were a redundant set in England. Experienced ringers are always welcome. The Aeolian Skinner pipe organ's 133 ranks are approximately one third Walker digital which are seamlessly integrated into the sound. Services have varied over the years anywhere from traditional "middle of the road" Episcopal to fairly high church with many chanted prayers. The church has an excellent choir which sings classic choral literature. The church bulletins are informative and will guide you through the services. There is a monthly Choral Evensong Sertvice which is almost all sung. It's on my "must see" list whenever I'm in Honolulu.
  • February 13, 2017
    Very beautiful both inside and outside.
  • October 30, 2015
    Beautiful place with it's deep roots in Hawaiian History.

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