Walton was founded in 1850 under the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada. The original sanctuary was a white wooden church situated at the mouth of Bronte Creek on what was then called Triller Street. It was known as Bronte Methodist.

In 1912 it was obvious that the little church was inadequate, especially for the Sunday School. The church was moved across the road and was used while the present brick building was erected as a gift from the Walton Family in memory of their father. Our church has been at this location for over 160 years and many descendants of the original families are still in the area and attending our church. Ours is a rich history closely linked to the development of Canada.

The United Church was formed in 1925 when the Methodists, Congregational Union and 70% of the Presbyterian Churches in Canada united. At that time, Walton Memorial became part of the United Church of Canada, which is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada.

Walton continues to carry this rich heritage forward in today’s world by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in worship, study, fellowship and community service.

Older photos, various sources; authors unknown