St. John's, Lowell, from 1865 to 1869; assistant minister at St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, New York, 1869 to 1872. Mr. Hutchins married Mary Groom, daughter of Thomas Groom, of Boston.
For many years he has been interested in musical work and in 1871 edited the Church Hymnal, and later established a musical called the Parish Choir, which, at one time, was the only weekly publication in the world devoted to church music.
In 1871 Mr. Hutchins was elected third assistant secretary of the Gener1871 Mr. Hutchins was elected third assistant secretary of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church of the United States, and in 1877 was made secretary, which office he still holds (1901).
In 1873 a commodious rectory, situated on the northerly side of High Street, a short distance from the church, was built by Dudley C. Hall, Esq., and by him presented to the parish for the use of the rector.
The church building (to quote again from Mr. Usher), which since its completion had remained in the ownership of the family who had generously erected it, and