1816–1900
portrait

May 10, 1816, Mac­cles­field, Che­shire, Eng­land.

June 10, 1900, Lowe­stoft, Suf­folk, Eng­land.

All Saints’ Church, Child­wall, Li­ve­rpool, Eng­land.

Ryle was educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was Craven Scholar in 1836. He served as a curate in Exbury, Hampshire; Rector of St Thomas’, Winchester (1843); Rector of Helmingham, Suffolk (1844); Vicar of Stradbroke (1861); Honorary Canon of Norwich (1872); and Dean of Salisbury (1880). Before taking the latter office, though, he was appointed the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool, at the recommendation of Prime Minister Ben­ja­min Dis­ra­eli.

Ryle re­tired in 1900. His works in­clude:

  1. Faith Is a Very Simple Thing
  2. Good News
  3. Mine!
  4. Revive Thy Work, O Lord
  5. Sound the High Praises