Background on Churches on the North Shore of Kaua’i
Although Kaua’i is today multicultural and multiethnic, the influence of the early Christian missionaries is still very evident in its churches. The oldest church dates back to 1834 when New England Congregationalist missionaries started the Wai’oli Hui’ia Church in Hanalei. Two early churches were destroyed, and in 1912 the present church, now affiliated with the United Church of Christ, was built through donations from descendants of the missionaries who taught at the mission school from 1844 to 1866.
For decades the royal family of Hawaii did not allow Roman Catholic Mass to be celebrated in Hawaii. But in 1839 the commander of a French warship threatened attack if Catholics were not allowed religious liberty. Taking advantage of the new policy, Father Walsh came to Kaua’i in December 1841, and established St. Raphael’s Church, celebrating the first Mass on Christmas Day.
Summary of Churches on the North Shore of Kaua’i.
Amazing Grace Baptist Church
Calvary Chapel North Shore Kauai
Church of the Pacific
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church Kauai
Saint William Church
Waiʻoli Huiʻia Church
Visitors are welcome at all churches on the North Shore of Kaua’i.
Details on the Churches of the North Shore
Amazing Grace Baptist Church (Baptist/Christian)
In Hanalei Elementary School, 5-5415 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei
Pastor Nathon Grosse
Calvary Chapel North Shore Kauai (Christian)
2484 Keneke St, Kīlauea
Sundays 8AM, 9:30AM and 6: 30PM
Pastor Steve Rex
Church of the Pacific (Christian)
Hawaii Conference United Church of Christ
4520 Kapaka Street, Princeville
Pastor Clyde Fujikawa
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church (Episcopal)
2518 Kolo Rd, Kīlauea
Sundays 8 AM and 10:30 AM on Zoom
Rev. Lowell E. Grisham
Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church Kaua’i (Christian)
4150 Kīlauea Rd, Kīlauea
Pastor John Schmeling
Saint William Church (Catholic)
5292 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei
Rev. Anthony Rapozo
Waiʻoli Huiʻia Church (Christian)
5 Kuhio Hwy #5363A, Hanalei
Kahu ( Pastor) Eric Lucy
Many churches on the North Shore participate in local events or make these facilities available for local events. For a comprehensive list of local events visit the Events Calendar for the North Shore.
Note to readers:
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