Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: NICHOLAS JAMES MOODY was born in England, 1821. He graduated B.A. from Oriel College, Oxford, in 1843 third class honours. He was ordained deacon 1844, and priest 1845. by the Bishop of Peterborough. He went to Madras in 1852 as secretary of the Corresponding Committee, and was invalided home in 1854. He proceeded M.A. in 1856, and became Rector of St. Clement's, Oxford, in 1858.