Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOHN WHITCHURCH was born in England in 1827. He entered the C.M. College, Islington, in 1849, and went to Tinnevelly in 1850. He was ordained deacon in 1853, and priest in 1856, by the Bishop of Madras. He married a daughter of the Rev. Henry Baker, Senior, and served in the Tinnevelly district for twenty-one years. He died in England in 1871.