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Eddy Stride, 1923-2005

A bishop once dubbed Eddy ‘Mr. Valiant-for-Truth’. Thousands knew him as ‘Mr. Ground-Level’ for his long-running column in the Church of England Newspaper from the 1960s, with working-class insights, then rare among conservative evangelicals.

Christopher Idle

He gained further fame as one of the ‘East-End Five’, East London clergy who opposed the Romanising trends of some 1970s liturgies.