|The Most Revd
|Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane
Primate of Australia
December 14, 1919|
Aughton, Lancashire, England
January 4, 2009|
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Grindrod was born in Aughton, Lancashire, England. He was educated at Repton School; Queen's College, Oxford (MA Oxon); and Lincoln Theological College. He was ordained a deacon in 1951 and a priest in 1952. He served as a curate at St Michael’s Hulme, Manchester and then in Bundaberg, Queensland. He held incumbencies at All Souls' Ancoats, Manchester; and, moving to Australia, in Emerald, Queensland and North Rockhampton, Queensland while Archdeacon of Rockhampton.; and Christ Church, South Yarra, Victoria 
Grindrod was the Bishop of Riverina from 1966 to 1971 and then Bishop of Rockhampton from 1971 to 1980. He was afterwards the Archbishop of Brisbane until 1989, additionally serving as Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia from 1982 to 1989. He took Australian citizenship in 1982 and was awarded a knighthood (KBE) in the 1983 New Year's Day Honours for services to religion.
Most of Grindrod's retirement years were spent in Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales then, from 2006, in Helensvale on the Gold Coast. He died, aged 89, on 4 January 2009, after a long illness.
- Career highlights Archived 2008-07-19 at the Wayback Machine.
- Burke’s Peerage
- "The Most Reverend John Grindrod ", The Daily Telegraph, 27 January 2009.
- Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
- Crockford's clerical directory1975-76 Lambeth< Church House, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
- Vicars of CCSY
- List of archbishops
- Grindrod, Sir John Basil (1919-2009), Obituaries Australia Website
|Anglican Communion titles|
|Bishop of Riverina
1966 – 1971
|Bishop of Rockhampton
1971 – 1980
|Archbishop of Brisbane
1980 – 1989
|Primate of Australia
1982 – 1989
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