957 Punchbowl St, Honolulu HI 96813
From Kawaiahaʻo Church
Kawaiahaʻo Church is a historic Congregational church located in Downtown Honolulu on the Hawaiian Island of Oʻahu. It was known as the “peoples church” or the “Westminster Abbey of the Pacific”and the was the chapel of the royal family of the Hawaiian Kingdom. The name Kawaiaha’o comes from the Hawaiian noun phrase Ka wai a Haʻo (the water of Haʻo), because its location was that of a spring and freshwater pool in the care of a High Chieftess Haʻo.
Today, Kawaiahaʻo continues to use the Hawaiian language for parts of it's service. It is one of the oldest standing Christian places of worship in Hawaiʻi, although four thatched churches stood at or near the present site before construction of the coral church. Denominationally, It is a membe