[Note: This letter was found enclosed with (Box 12-376) which is also included in the database.]Box 12-377 TO MRS. KETCHEN from Mary Baker McQuesten
Jan 11 1912
To: Mrs. Ketchen
From: St. Andrew's Manse London, Ontario
My Dear Mrs. Ketchen,
Yours of Friday reached me just as I was leading [sic] for Rodney Chalmers has a good new church & has fair prospects although it is difficult to predict its future. It is I think almost entirely composed of working men whose giving power is limited so that the financial question will be always more or less acute. While St. Andrew's about a mile away is the nearest Presbyterian Church there are a number of other churches in the field the Methodist being the strongest. It was first in the field of a number of the Presbyterians in the region sent to it. Still I think an energetic man in the field could get a fairly good congregation. There is a nucleus of very good workers. With the plant the congregation has, good work ought to be done especially through the Sabbath School. In time I think there will be gathered a fairly good working men's church. I think on account of its situation it will always possess that character. I am sorry I cannot speak more definitely about the congregation. But I think this answers your question. Not only has it a S.S. but that part of the work is a leading feature.
Yours very truly