Au­gust 10, 1858, Bays­wa­ter, Lon­don, Eng­land.

No­vem­ber 17, 1945, Jer­sey, Chan­nel Is­lands.


Ri­ley grad­u­at­ed from Et­on and from Pemb­roke Coll­ege, Ox­ford (BA 1881, MA 1883).

He helped ed­it The Eng­lish Hym­nal in 1906, and the re­vi­sion of the Pray­er Book in 1911.

For much of his life he was a mem­ber of the House of La­i­ty for the Pro­vince of Can­ter­bu­ry. At some point he ac­quired the Man­oir de la Trin­i­té in Jer­sey, and thus be­came Seign­eur of the Is­land of Jer­sey. He was on the is­land when the Ger­mans in­vad­ed in World War II, and spent the rest of his life there. His works in­clude:

  1. Come, Let Us Join the Church Ab­ove
  2. O Food to Pil­grims Given
  3. Saints of God! Lo, Je­su’s Peo­ple
  4. Ye Watch­ers and Ye Ho­ly Ones
  1. All Hail, Ye Lit­tle Mar­tyr Flow­ers
  2. Another Year Com­plet­ed
  3. Christ, the Fair Glo­ry of the Ho­ly An­gels
  4. Dost Thou Tru­ly Seek Re­nown?
  5. Hail, O Star That Point­est
  6. O Food to Men Way­far­ing
  7. Praises of That Saint We Sing, The
  8. What Sweet of Life En­dur­eth?