Peter Graystone is a writer and mission-thinker. Born on 7 July 1958 in Edgware, North London, he has lived since 1966 in South Croydon. He read English at Trinity College, Oxford, then took a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at the Institute of Education in London.
He then taught briefly at Christ Church Primary School in Purley, before joining UK missionary society Scripture Union as a writer and editor. He was a pioneer of thinking about the place of children in church, and especially their reception to communion. He developed the long-running all-age worship resource SALT and produced books including Help, There's A Child in My Church (Scripture Union:1989) and (with Eileen Turner) A Church for All Ages (Scripture Union:1993). He also produced resources including Scarecrows (1988), The J Team (1990), You're Only Young Once (1992) and Ready Salted (1998).
He moved to UK aid agency Christian Aid to develop their resources for churches, producing 365 Ways to Make a Difference  (Christian Aid:2005). At the same time he produced popular devotional texts including Signs of the Times: Modern Icons and Their Meanings (Canterbury Press:2004), Detox Your Spiritual Life in 40 Days (Canterbury Press:2004), 99 Things to do between here and Heaven (Canterbury Press:2006) and Be Happy: a 40 Day Journey to Contentment (Canterbury Press:2009). In 2008 he wrote the Collins 'Need to Know' guide to Christianity (Collins:2008).
Peter Graystone is currently National Development Officer for Fresh Expressions for the Anglican missionary society Church Army. In 2010 he was appointed Coordinator of the Christian Enquiry Agency. He writes a regular column for the Church Times
Christ Church Primary School, Purley 
Trinity College, Oxford 
Institute of Education 
Scripture Union 
Christian Aid 
Church Army 
Emmanuel Church, South Croydon