Log In

John Mckim


John McKim D.D. was Anglican Bishop of North Tokyo and Chancellor of Rikkyo University.


Mckim, John was born on July 17, 1852 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James and Mary Ann (Dunbar) M.


Student Griswold College, Davenport, Iowa, 1866-1869. Graduate Nashotah Theological Seminary, 1879. Doctor of Divinity, 1893.

Doctor of Divinity, Trinity, 1893, University of Oxford, 1908.


Rt. Revd. Following education at Griswold College and Nashotah House Theological Seminary, he was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood. He began missionary work in Japan in 1880 as the Chaplain to St. Agnes School in Kyoto. McKim was appointed successor to Bishop Channing Moore Williams and consecrated Bishop of North Tokyo on June 14, 1893 at St. Thomas Church, New York.

Bishop McKim, together with the Bishop of South Tokyo, Edward Bickersteth participated in the Fourth Lambeth Conference at Canterbury in 1897. Bishop McKim oversaw the consecration of the first two Japanese Anglican bishops in 1923, and led fund-raising efforts for the rebuilding of church properties in the wake of the Great Kantō earthquake. Bishop McKim retired to Honolulu in November, 1935.

Bishop McKim married twice: first to Ellen Augusta Cole on September 16, 1879, who died on October 17, 1915. And second to Elizabeth Baird on May 4, 1924.


Married Ellen Augusta, d.; married second, Mistress.

James M.

Mary Ann (Dunbar) M.


Ellen Augusta