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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.



Announcement of the Resignation of Dean Walter Brownridge

Beloved in Christ of St. Andrew’s,

WalterBrownridgeAs scripture tells us, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). It is in that spirit, that I must announce to you that I am resigning as Dean of the Cathedral of St. Andrew. My last Sunday will be July 17th.The reason for my decision is largely personal. I am exploring new ministry opportunities on the continent that will take Tina and me closer to our family (especially my 94 year old father) as well as positions that closely entwine faith and justice.This is the direction in which I feel called and compelled to pursue.

I treasured my time here as your Dean and the various things we have accomplished together. Over the past few years, in addition to our common prayer and worship, we have focused on formation and spiritual growth through the Dean’s Book Club, the Cathedral Faith Forum, the Spiritual Formation Group, Education for Ministry, and many other programs. Our youth formation program: Godly Play and The ROCK in collaboration with St. Peter’s Parish is exemplary. In addition to direct outreach to the homeless through our IHS meal preparation and Sandwich & Hygiene Ministry, we have also grown our social justice advocacy through participation in Faith Action Community Equity (FACE) and the Pacific Peace Forums. Through the Peggy Kai Memorial Fund and our Lenten workshop series we have been inspired by national and international leaders within the Anglican Communion such as the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rev. Eric Law, Rev. Martin Smith, Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, and so many others.

I have learned a great deal as your Dean, both in times of joy and celebration as well as during difficulty and challenge.

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your Dean for nearly five years. I am grateful to Bishop Fitzpatrick for appointing me Dean, and to you as the Cathedral congregation for your aloha and this opportunity to travel alongside you in ministry. I will miss you all, and I will continue to pray for you.

May God continue to bless each of you and your various ministries, and may God bless The Cathedral of St. Andrew.

Respectfully submitted with Aloha and in Christ’s Name,

(The Very Rev.) Walter Brownridge


Restoration of the Cathedral’s Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ


Your gifts help ensure that the Great Cathedral Organ will touch lives for generations to come.

Please click here to make an online tax-deductible gift to the Organ Restoration Fund

Can 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, …..


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.


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