Edward Wilton Eddis

EDDIS, Edward Wilton. b. Islington, London, 10 May 1825; d. Toronto, 18  October 1905. The son of Eden Eddis (1784-1838) and Clementia Parker (1789-1875), he was a member of the Catholic Apostolic Church or ‘Irvingites’, and a ‘prophet‘ in its Westminster congregation. He was the editor (with John Bate Cardale) of the denomination’s principal hymnbook, Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Catholic Apostolic Church (1864, revised and enlarged 1871). Eddis included 19 of his own hymns and two translations in the 1864 edition; 59 of his own hymns and one further translation in 1871. He also published The Time of the End, and Other Poems (1851), which reflected his beliefs, and a prose...

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