Edwards was born at Stretton, East Staffordshire, the son of the Reverend John Edwards, at one time a prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral, and his wife Beatrice. He was educated at Repton School and Christ's College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1935  he began his ordained ministry as chaplain of Christ's College, Cambridge. He was also general secretary of the Advisory Council for Training for the Ministry from 1935 to 1944. In 1940, he became rector of Milton, Hampshire and in 1947 vicar of Norton, County Durham. He became vicar of All Saints's Leicester and Archdeacon of Leicester in 1956. In 1963 he was appointed Dean of Wells, a position he held until his death on 1973.
In 1938, Edwards married Diana Vernon Douglas Crick, the daughter of the Right Reverend Douglas Crick.
- Deans of Wells Cathedral
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- New Dean Of Wells, The Times, 7 November 1962; pg. 14; Issue 55542; col F
- Obituary, Very Rev I.D. Edwards, The Times, 15 February 1973; pg. 20; Issue 58708; col F
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