Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOHN GRITTON was born in England in 1830. He went to the C.M. College, Islington, in 1852; was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Colombo in 1855, and priest in 1857 by the Bishop of Madras. He was stationed at Madras, 1856-60; Tinnevelly, 1860-62 and 1865-66. He became afterwards Incumbent of Christ Church, Sidcup. The degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1881, He renounced his Holy Orders in 1892.