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St. Alban's Chapel

Ever since it was consecrated on Oct. 3, 1954, St. Alban's Chapel has stood as the spiritual and physical center of ‘Iolani School.

St. Alban's Chapel seats 500 and is used for school chapel services and other gatherings.

Mrs. Joanne Coon, wife of then-Headmaster Rev. David P. Coon, suggested the design for the stained glass window, which was further developed and donated by Mr. and Mrs. Randall L. Chun and Dr. and Mrs. Harry M. Ishida.

Koa pews, a koa altar and sanctuary appointments were dedicated in 1995, gifts of the families of Kwai Dick and Evelyn Chun, and C.Q. Yee Hop.

A new organ was installed in 1990.

St. Alban was the first martyr of the ancient English Church. His name also was bestowed upon St. Alban's College, one of several early predecessors of ‘Iolani School.

58th General Convention of Episcopal Church

In May of 1954, ‘Iolani School had recently relocated to the mauka side of the Ala Wai Canal. That spring, the modest campus suddenly found itself a part of an important chapter in the history of the Episcopal Church and the American Civil Rights movement. That fascinating story was told in the Fall 2015 issue of the ‘Iolani School Bulletin.

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