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Welcome from the Dean

The Cathedral of St. Andrew exists to proclaim the Glory of God. We do this by seeking, proclaiming and celebrating the True, the Good and the Beautiful. Welcome to our website, and I hope that it will inspire you to visit in person.



World AIDS Day Memorial Service

Tuesday, 1 December, 6:30 pm St. Andrew’s Cathedral The Cathedral of St. Andrew will host Honolulu’s annual World AIDS Day observance at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, December 1st. The public is invited. The ceremony in the Cathedral will include Hawaiian chant, performances by the Kananiokeakua School of Hula, choral presentations by the Cathedral Choir, as well as a variety of speakers. The principal speaker is…


Choral Evensong for the Second Sunday of Advent

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St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Sunday, Dec. 6, 5:30 pm
The St. Andrew’s Priory Chamber Choir

Choral Evensong will be sung at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 pm. This beautiful service will be sung by the St. Andrew’s Priory Chamber Singers, featuring music of Advent. Evensong has been sung in Cathedral Churches for centuries and, through prayer and song, offers to God our thanks for the day that is past and seeks the light of God’s presence through the coming night. All are welcome. Parking is free. Calabash offering gratefully accepted. Click Read More to view the service music list.


Advent & Christmas Services and Concerts

Advent Sunday, 29 November
5.30 pm Advent Procession with Carols
The Cathedral Choir
Sunday, 6 December
5.30 pm Choral Evensong
The St. Andrew’s Priory Chamber Choir
Monday, 7 December
7.30 pm Honolulu Brass Choir
Seasonal Music for Brass, Organ and Percussion
Tickets available from the Chamber Music Hawaii Box Office at 489-5038
Sunday, 13 December
5.30 pm Choral Evensong
The Cathedral Men’s Schola
Friday, 18 December
7.30 pm Winter Concert by the Chorus and Hōkūloa Singers of ‘Iolani School
Sunday, 20 December
2.00 pm Annual Carol Concert
The Cathedral Choir
Early seating recommended
Click Read More to view the full Advent and Christmas calendar


Godly Play – The Children’s Gathering on the Square

Sundays, 9:15 – 9:55 am
The Loft at St. Peter’s Church

Godly Play 2015All children who have had some experience in a group setting (e.g., pre-school or elementary school) are invited to participate.  We are located in the “Loft” at the back of the St. Peter’s Parish Hall, a short walk across the mini-park behind The Cathedral of St. Andrew.

The program begins on Sunday, September 13, first Sunday following Labor Day, and continues on most Sundays until Pentecost. We attempt to begin at approximately 9:15 am to allow children attending the 8:00 am service at St. Andrew’s a chance to arrive. We conclude a few minutes before 10:00 am to allow children attending the 10:00 am service at St. Peter’s a chance to arrive to church on time.

In the class, we follow a curriculum titled “Godly Play,” which follows a Montessori-style instructional methodology.  The children are told a brief, bible-based story and then invited to work with art materials or items from the story.  We conclude the morning session with a “feast” (actually a light snack) after sharing a small prayer of thanksgiving.


Restoration of the Cathedral’s Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ

From-the-Organ-Chamber-KN-DSC_0272Can you imagine the Cathedral of St. Andrew without the sound of its magnificent pipe organ?  The organ has harmonized hymns, resonated through the bodies of those attending worship and concerts, unified a community, and inspired countless people for generations.

The Cathedral’s Æolian-Skinner is the largest pipe organ in Hawai‘i and is a major asset to the musical life of Honolulu.  In addition to cathedral worship, the organ is essential for weddings, concerts by visiting artists and dozens of community groups, and for the worship and traditions of the St. Andrew’s Schools.

Under the stress of six decades of heavy, continuous use and various assaults ranging from a leaking roof to termites, the organ is in serious disrepair.  Due to roof leaks in 2006, 549 pipes are unplayable.  A recent inspection found an additional 166 silent notes in other parts of the organ.  Electrical problems in the termite-ridden console cause not only additional dead notes, but even notes to play at random on their own!  The organ remains playable only though frequent and expensive repair of the most critical failures one by one.  Without a thorough restoration, this instrument is likely to become unusable within a few years.

To address this situation…


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