We are one congregation with two worship spaces: St. John's in Eleʻele and St. Paul's in Kekaha. Both churches serve the West Kauaʻi community. We welcome visitors to join our ʻohana for Sunday worship.
The Rev. Cn. Bruce Woodcock and Thayer Preece Woodcock are from Nyack NY, on the Hudson River near New York City, where he serves as Asia and the Pacific Partnership Officer for The Episcopal Church. He represents the Presiding Bishop with the leadership of 15 Anglican provincial jurisdictions, including: Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia, Korea, Japan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines, as well as the Episcopal Diocese of Taiwan and the China Christian Council in Shanghai. Thayer has served as parish administrator for Grace Church in Nyack since leaving Public Relations at the New York Philharmonic in 2000 to raise their sons James and Jonathan (with grandson Preece), while Bruce completed master’s degrees in Divinity and Sacred Theology at the General Theological Seminary. Bruce and Thayer first visited Hawai’i in 2018 to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary and fell in love with Kauai. They look forward to sharing stories with the ECWK ohana during Lent and Palm Sunday.
Worshiping During a Pandemic:
We continue to follow Covid safety guidelines: masks, social distancing, hand sanitizer, cleaning, etc. If you forget your mask we have extras for you! During communion, wafers only, no wine is offered. Unfortunately, there are no aloha hours till further notice. We offer Holy Eucharist most every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s, Kekaha, and 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s in Eleʻele.
For now, the monthly Ilokano service is suspended.
We wish you and yours a blessed Lenten & Easter season. Please visit the announcements page for updates on the schedule of services.
From your friends on West Kauai
If you need to speak to one of our wardens or you have a pastoral emergency, please call 808-335-5533 and leave a message. God's blessings to everyone during this challenging time.