Attraction in Honolulu | Saint Andrews Cathedral
Saint Andrews Cathedral is an Oahu Attraction that is a beautiful example of French gothic architecture.
One of only four cathedrals in Hawaii, this Attraction in Honolulu was built at the request of a King and remains an active church today.
About Saint Andrews Cathedral:
King Kamehameha IV was a loyal member of the Church of England. He and his wife, Queen Emma, were also friends with the head of that church – Queen Victoria. The King and Queen wanted a beautiful building that would reflect their devotion and be a house of worship for those who lived on the Island.
Sadly, King Kamehameha IV died before the building could be dedicated, but his successor laid the corner stone in his honor. This Attraction in Honolulu is still a working church, and the congregation is very active, as the online calendar of Events shows.
In addition to the regular worship schedule, the congregation at this Oahu Attraction takes part in a number of outreach programs including the Victory Garden Certification Course, which teaches participants how to grow an edible garden, clothing drives, school supply drives, and more.
The building is a beautiful example of the French Gothic style, and prefabricated pieces were sent from England to construct Saint Andrews Cathedral, which was completed in 1867. One of the most impressive features of the building is a hand-blown stained glass window. The window shows European settlers in Hawaii.
Visitors are welcome to attend worship services or any of the other Events listed on the church’s website. Others just come to see the gorgeous stained glass and other features that make this building stand out.
Add a visit to Saint Andrew Cathedral to your itinerary during your next visit to the Island.