note: Entry does not mention JHJ by name but this would have been during his time as rector.
Preached and confirmed seventeen (17) in the morning, and again preached in the evening, this at Whitewater. In that parish I noted, with pleasure, a simple and effective chapel, which by the ingenuity of the rector had been got at the very minimum of cost. A beautiful and convenient rectory has lately been built by the congregation, in which there is a large, rough, unplastered garret, extending over the whole house. A chapel and a guild room were greatly needed. So a staircase was built on the outside of the house, at the back, and a plain but decent altar, with proper hanging and adornments placed at the end of the "large upper room"," now furnished with a stove and chairs; and with a curtain wich can be drawn across the front of the altar, there is an apartment which serves admirably both for the Divine service and for the meetings of Guilds and other social uses growing out of the work of the parish, and the very rudeness of the timber over head and the floor beneath, brings up the thought of the Carpenter's shop at Nazareth. There, early on the morning after the Confirmation, I had the comfort of recieving the Holy Sacrament with the newly confirmed, and many others. And afterward drove nine miles into the country, and at a farm house in the township of Milton, confirmed seven, presented by the Rector of Whitewater.