Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew (Honolulu)

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 consists of the main girls' K-12 school, the coeducational Queen Emma Preschool and a boys' preparatory school (elementary).

Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew
Honolulu's St. Andrew's Cathedral, from the Ewa side
St. Andrew's Cathedral from Queen Emma Street
Location229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, Hawaii
CountryUnited States
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)William Slater, Richard Carpenter
StyleFrench Gothic/Gothic Revival
GroundbreakingMarch 5, 1867
Bishop(s)The Right Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Priest(s)The Rev. Robert "Moki" Hino
Organist/Director of musicTodd Beckham
(Director of Music)[1]
St. Andrew's Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew (Honolulu) is located in Hawaii
Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew (Honolulu)
LocationBeretania Street (Queen Emma Square), Honolulu, Hawaii
Coordinates21°18′35″N 157°51′26″W / 21.30972°N 157.85722°WCoordinates: 21°18′35″N 157°51′26″W / 21.30972°N 157.85722°W
Area7 acres (2.8 ha)
Part ofHawaii Capital Historic District (#78001020)
NRHP reference #73000663[2]
Added to NRHPJuly 2, 1973


Kamehameha 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.[3] The cathedral was designed by the London architects William Slater and R. H. Carpenter,[4] and the building process was overseen by their chief assistant Benjamin Ingelow.[5]

The Cathedral of Saint Andrew was built in the French Gothic architectural style, shipped in several pre-fabricated pieces from England. The western facade has a window of hand-blown stained glass that reaches from the floor to the eaves, depicting the European explorers that visited the Hawaiian islands.

There are only three other cathedrals in the Hawaiian Islands — Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Co-Cathedral of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

It is located on Queen Emma Street, between Beretania Street and Queen Emma Square. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Oahu on July 2, 1973 as site 73000663.[3]


St. Andrew's Cathedral, Honolulu, Hawaii, as seen from Beretania St

View of St. Andrew's statue, pool, olive trees, and front entrance


Exterior of nave, showing stonework from successive extensions


Interior of nave, with fans in pews


Bell tower


Stained glass over front door, with Jesus on a surfboard at top left


Stained glass with King Kamehameha IV, Queen Emma, Bishop Thomas N. Staley, and Sanford B. Dole

See also


  1. ^ "Cathedral Music Staff & Musicians".
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Robert. M. Fox and Dorothy Riconda (September 18, 1972). "nomination form". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-01-29.
  4. ^ Sacred Spaces: History in the North Pacific Tropics, Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Honolulu, retrieved 19 November 2012
  5. ^ Allen, John (28 March 2013). "Architects and Artists I–J–K". Sussex Parish Churches website. Sussex Parish Churches ( Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.

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St Andrew's Cathedral

St. Andrew's Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, may refer to:

In Australia:

St Andrew's Cathedral, SydneyIn Canada:

St. Andrew's Cathedral (Victoria, British Columbia)In England:

Rochester Cathedral, before 1642

Wells Cathedral, otherwise the Cathedral Church of St Andrew, WellsIn France:

Bordeaux Cathedral, dedicated to St AndrewIn Greece:

St Andrew's Cathedral, PatrasIn Japan:

St. Andrew's Cathedral, Tokyo

St. Andrew's Cathedral (Yokohama)In the Philippines:

St. Andrew's Cathedral, ParañaqueIn Russia:

Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Kronstadt

Saint Andrew's Cathedral (Saint Petersburg)In Scotland:

St Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen

St Andrew's Cathedral, Dundee

St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow

St. Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness

St Andrew's Cathedral, St AndrewsIn Singapore:

St Andrew's Cathedral, SingaporeIn Ukraine:

St. Andrew's Cathedral, KievIn the United States:

Cathedral of St. Andrew (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew (Honolulu), Hawaii

St. Andrew Cathedral (Silver Spring, Maryland)

Cathedral of Saint Andrew (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

St. Andrew's Cathedral (Jackson, Mississippi)

St. Andrew's Cathedral, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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