Peter Graystone

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Peter Graystone is a writer and mission-thinker. Born on 7 July 1958 in [Mill Hill ], 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.[citation needed]

He then taught briefly at Christ Church Primary School in Purley, before joining UK missionary society Scripture Union as a writer and editor.[citation needed] 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 [1] (Christian Aid:2005). At the same time he produced popular devotional texts including Signs of the Times: Modern Icons and Their Meanings [2](Canterbury Press:2004), Detox Your Spiritual Life in 40 Days [3](Canterbury Press:2004), 99 Things to do between here and Heaven [4](Canterbury Press:2006) and Be Happy: a 40 Day Journey to Contentment[5] (Canterbury Press:2009). In 2008 he wrote the Collins 'Need to Know' guide to Christianity [6](Collins:2008).

Peter Graystone is currently National Development Officer for Fresh Expressions for the Anglican missionary society Church Army.[1] In 2010 he was appointed Coordinator of the Christian Enquiry Agency.[2] He writes a regular column for the Church Times


Peter is a Reader at Emmanuel Church, South Croydon. His younger brother Andrew is a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4's Daily Service.[3]


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Christ Church Primary School, Purley [7]

Trinity College, Oxford [8]

Institute of Education [9]

Scripture Union [10]

Christian Aid [11]

Church Army [12]

Emmanuel Church, South Croydon [13]