William Hutchings (priest)

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William Henry Hutchings, D.D. (born Exeter 1835 - died Pickering 1912) was an Anglican priest [1] and author. [2]

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Exeter City in the south west of England

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Pickering, North Yorkshire town in North Yorkshire, England

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Hutchings was educated at Hertford College, Oxford; and ordained in 1859. After a curacy in Bedminster he was Warden at the House of Mercy, Clewer. He then became Rector of Kirby Misperton, Yorkshire, and in 1884 he became Rector of Pickering. He was Archdeacon of Cleveland from 1897 to 1906. [3]

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Curate person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish

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He died on 7 January 1912. [4]

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  1. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1908 p736: London, Horace Cox, 1908
  2. Amongst others he wrote "The Person and Work of the Holy Ghost", 1893; "Some Aspects of the Cross", 1876; "The Mystery of the Temptation", 1889; "The Imitation of Christ", 1881; "The Life of Christ by St Bonaventure", 1881; "Translation of the Life of St John of the Cross, 2 vols", 1881; "The Conscience, its Nature and Needs", 1882; "The Confessions of St Augustine", 1883; "The Life of Prayer"1884; "All Saints Sermons", 1890; "Universalism", 1890; "Sermons for the People"; "Sermon Sketches", 2 vols,1896; "The Eucharistic Sacrifice; The Dimensions of Truth and Love", 1899; and "Life and Letters of Canon Carter", 1903, for many years editor of the Literary Churchman; contributor to the Guardian, Church Quarterly, etc > British Library web site accessed 26 February 2017
  3. HUTCHINGS, Ven. William Henry’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014; online edn, April 2014 accessed 26 February 2017
  4. Dr. W. H. Hutchings. The Times (London, England), Monday, 8 January 1912; pg. 11; Issue 39789