Peter Graystone
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Peter Graystone

Peter Graystone is a Christian writer. 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,[1] then took a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at the Institute of Education in London and briefly taught at Christ Church Primary School in Purley. He then joined UK missionary society, the Scripture Union as a writer and editor.[2] His focus was on rethinking and writing about the place of children in church, and especially their reception to communion, culminating in his first book, Help, There's A Child in My Church (Scripture Union:1989)[3] . He developed the long-running all-age worship Scripture Union resource SALT and produced other books including A Church for All Ages in association with Eileen Turner.[4]

He moved to UK aid agency Christian Aid to develop their resources for churches,[2] producing 365 Ways to Make a Difference (Christian Aid:2005).[5] At the same time he produced popular devotional texts including Signs of the Times: Modern Icons and Their Meanings (Canterbury Press:2004),[6]Detox Your Spiritual Life in 40 Days (Canterbury Press:2004),[7]99 Things to do between here and Heaven (Canterbury Press:2006)[8] and Be Happy: a 40 Day Journey to Contentment (Canterbury Press:2009).[9] In 2008 he wrote the Collins 'Need to Know' guide to Christianity (Collins:2008).[10]

In 2009 he became the National Development Officer for Fresh Expressions for the Anglican missionary society Church Army.[11] In 2010 he was appointed Coordinator of the Christian Enquiry Agency. 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.


  • Scarecrows (1988),
  • Help, their's a child in my church (1989)
  • The J Team (1990)
  • You're Only Young Once (1992)
  • A Church for All Ages (1993)
  • Ready Salted (1998)
  • 365 Ways to Make a Difference (2005)
  • Signs of the Times: Modern Icons and Their Meanings (2004)
  • Detox Your Spiritual Life in 40 Days (2004)
  • 99 Things to do between here and Heaven (2006)
  • Christianity (Collins Need to Know?) (2008)
  • Be Happy: a 40 Day Journey to Contentment (2009)


  1. ^ "Winter 2009" (PDF). Trinity: The Newsletter of Trinity College Oxford. 2009. p. 13. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b Paynter, Neil (March 2008). Blessed be our table : graces for mealtimes & reflections on food. Wild Goose. p. 333. ISBN 978-1901557725.
  3. ^ Graystone, Peter (1989). Help, their's a child in my church. Scrupture Union. ISBN 978-0862015442.
  4. ^ Graystone, Peter; Turner, Eileen (1993). A church for all ages : a practical approach to all age worship. Scripture Union. ISBN 978-0862018597.
  5. ^ Graystone, Peter (2005). 365 ways to make a difference : daily Bible readings with Christian Aid. Canterbury. ISBN 978-1853115967.
  6. ^ Graystone, Peter (2004). Signs of the times : the secret lives of twelve everyday icons. Canterbury Press. ISBN 978-1853115660.
  7. ^ Graystone, Peter (2004). Detox your spiritual life in 40 days. Canterbury Press. ISBN 978-1853116063.
  8. ^ Graystone, Peter (2006). 99 things to do between here and heaven. Canterbury Press Norwich. ISBN 978-1853117206.
  9. ^ Be happy! : a 40 day journey to contentment. Canterbury Press. 2009. ISBN 978-1853119729.
  10. ^ Graystone, Peter (2008). Christianity : [from its ancient roots to its modern relevance]. Collins. ISBN 978-0007261161.
  11. ^ "Peter Graystone". The Church Army. Archived from the original on 25 July 2009. Retrieved 2009.

External links

Christ Church Primary School, Purley [1]

Scripture Union [2]

Christian Aid [3]

Church Army [4]

Emmanuel Church, South Croydon [5]

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