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bishop , Bishop of Connecticut , Bishop of Kyoto

Sidney Catlin Partridge was the first Bishop of Kyoto and the second Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri .


Partridge, Sidney Catlin was born on September 1, 1857 in New York, United States. Son of George Sidney, Junior and Helen Derby (Catlin) Partridge.


He graduated from Yale in 1880, where he served on the eighth editorial board of The Yale Record and was a member of Skull and Bones.


After completing his graduate studies at Berkeley Divinity School in 1884, John Williams, Bishop of Connecticut, ordained him to the diaconate on June 4, 1884. He then worked as a missionary in China under Bishop William Jones Boone, Jr. He was consecrated first Bishop of Kyoto on February 2, 1900 in Trinity Cathedral, Tokyo.

Other bishops in attendance included\r\n William Awdry, Bishop of South Tokyo\r\n Hugh James Foss, Bishop of Osaka\r\n Philip Kemball Fyson, Bishop of Hokkaido\r\n Frederick Rogers Graves, Bishop of Shanghai\r\n John McKim, Bishop of North Tokyo\r\n He was a bishop associate of the American Branch of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. On June 12, 1928, Rev. Partridge offered the invocation at the opening of the 1928 Republican National Convention in Kansas City.

He died in Kansas City, Missouri.


  • He was decorated as a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog following his marriage to the daughter of the Danish consul general at San Francisco on November 27, 1901.


Married Charlotte Irene Mills, June 10, 1884 (died 1886).; married second, Agnes Simpson, November 27, 1900.

George Sidney Partridge

Helen Derby (Catlin) Partridge

Charlotte Irene Mills

Agnes Simpson