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History of St. John's By-the-Sea

Longtime St. John’s member Ruth Lucas and the late Arnold Newalu completed a labor of love in 1999 in the publication of The Genesis of St. John’s by the Sea: A Mini-History, 1931–1997. This document includes a thirty-one-page history, and lists of vicars and confirmations over the thirty-six year period, as well sixteen pages of archival photographs.

Download A Mini-history of St. John’s by the Sea (pdf 5mb)


St. John’s by the Sea Newsletters
From August 2005 to August 2009, we were fortunate to have available the considerable talents of St. John’s member Leo Loyola, who subsequently entered the seminary and was ordained a priest in December 2012. The newsletter he created for us was titled Ho`oulu, which in Hawaiian means to stir up, inspire, excite, and, literally, to cause to grow. A pule ho`oulu is a prayer for inspiration.

These newsletter issues serve as a kind of history of St. John’s during this four-year period, with articles, sermons, announcements, and lots and lots of photos!

We are grateful to Rev. Leo for the inspiration provided by these newsletters, archived here.

Aug 2005
Sept 2005
Oct 2005
Nov 2005
Dec 2005

Jan 2006
Feb 2006

Apr 2006
May 2006

Sept 2006
Oct 2006
Dec 2006


Jan 2007
Feb 2007
July 2007

Aug 2007
Sept 2007
Oct 2007
Feb 2008
Apr 2008
June 2008

Aug 2008
Oct 2008
Feb 2009
Apr 2009
Aug 2009

Historical Archives

St John's 1948

St. John's By-the-Sea, August 1948





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

47-074 Lihikai Drive Kāne'ohe, HI 96744 (808) 239-7198 stjohnsbts@gmail.com


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