Born: June 30, 1818, Westminster, London, England.
Died: February 4, 1901, London, England.
Buried: Temple Church, London, England.
Edward was the brother of John Hopkins.
He began his musical career by singing in the choir at the Chapel Royal.
He later played the organ at Mitcham, Surrey; St. Peter’s, Islington; and St. Luke’s, Berwick Street. In 1843, he became organist at the Temple Church in London, where he played over half a century.
In 1882, the Archbishop of Canterbury awarded him an honorary Doctor of Music.