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A later addition to the church has its own cornerstone. Grigg was born in Madras, where his father was a member of the Indian Civil Service. After graduating from Oxford, he became a journalist and rose to head the colonial department of The Times in the days when that position mattered. He served as an advisor to the Prince of Wales on a royal tour of the dominions. Later he became private secretary to Lloyd George and an elected member of parliament. Grigg parachuted into Kenya in 1925, where he invited Herbert Baker to spiff up the government's buildings. The railway building and law courts followed. Years after returning to England, Grigg picked up his journalist's pen to write, as Lord Altrincham, Kenya's Opportunity(1955). "The very thoguht of Kenya is like sunlight to me, sunlight crisp as mountain air in the high places of the earth."

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