Source: SPG Missionary (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: STEPHEN GOODSIR COYLE was country born, and was, with the Rev. John Clay, one of the pupils of the Rev. W. A. Symonds at Sullivan's Gardens. He was ordained deacon in 1854, and priest in 1856, by the Bishop of Madras. He did good service in the mission field at Madura, Kodaikanal, Puthiamputtur, Ramnad, and Combaconum. At Madura and Combaconum he also ministered to the European congregation. He died in 1870 at Bangalore. At Kodaikanal he had charge of the mission from 1855-60, before it was handed over to the Americans. He is said to have built the Church which the Americans now use; but no record of this has been found.