We are a community of saints who worship Christ and serve others. We embrace the Hawaiian values of
Aloha: We love and respect God and one another
Mana: We respect the Spirit of God within each of us and all things
Mālama: We do our best to be good stewards of God's creation
Pono: We strive to be righteous and just in all our undertakings



St. John's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church was founded in 1931 to minister to local Hawaiian fishermen and their families. Today our little rural church in Kāne‘ohe has reaped a rich spiritual harvest. While still predominantly Hawaiian, our congregation is an increasingly eclectic mix of people who relish the warmth and informality at St. John's. We strive to live out our Christian faith through our love for God, for each other, and for the world around us.

St. John's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church continues to honor its Hawaiian heritage by singing hymns in Hawaiian as well as English, by incorporating Hawaiian values into all the church’s activities, and by conducting the Holy Eucharist partly or completely in the Hawaiian language several times a year. Hawaiian Eucharists and Ali‘i Sundays honor and commemorate the lives of our ali‘i.

August 5, 2020 Notice from the Bishop regarding in-person worship.

HOLY WEEK 2021: Other Episcopal churches in our diocese are offering a slate of services, including for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Please see the list on the diocesan website.

St. John's 9:30 am Sunday services are being held via Zoom at the moment. For more information or to make sure you're on the email invitation list, contact Fr. Nahoa at

Even while we are not currently meeting in person, please continue your donations and pledge payments in support of St. John’s ongoing operations and community engagement. Checks made out to St. John’s By-the-Sea Church can be mailed to 47-074 Lihikai Drive, Kāne'ohe, HI 96744. You can donate online (using PayPal or credit card) by clicking on the "Donate" button in the left-hand column of this page. You can also now donate to St. John’s using the Venmo app on your phone ("St. Johnʻs By The Sea Episcopal Church" or "@Paul-Lucas-34"). If you want to donate to a specific fund, you can indicate that in the "memo" area. 

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St. John's By-the-Sea
   Episcopal Church

47-074 Lihikai Drive Kāne'ohe, HI 96744 (808) 239-7198

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