Man of Granite with a Heart of a Child: J C Ryle

J C Ryle

John Charles Ryle was made the first Bishop of Liverpool in 1880. He was greatly loved, and many affectionately referred to him as “the working man’s Bishop.” Charles Haddon Spurgeon called him an “Evangelical Champion…One of the bravest and best of men.” His writings are so very topical, and to many it appears that they were only written yesterday, as they are so up-to-date. (taken from

Here is a talk on the life of J C Ryle by our pastor, David Fielding, from the 2016 Stanton Lees Bible School.

About David Fielding

David has been an elder and full time pastor of Castlefields Church, Derby since 2008. He is married to Anne and they have four grown up children and four grandchildren. He studied at the London Reformed Baptist Seminary whilst still working and has experience in leadership in two previous churches in Leicester and Worcestershire.

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