In the beginning of the 1880s, Protestantism was flourishing in Waterloo. There were no less than eight Protestant communities in the village: Anglicans, Methodists, Universalists and Adventists were among the most popular. The dynamic nature of these dissident religions was impressive. With less than 100 members, the Universalists managed to not only build their church, but also keep it alive for more than forty years. This longevity could only be explained by the support for Methodism among Waterloo’s most influential citizens.
To continue the tour: Walk along to St. Luke's Church, across the street from Waterloo City Hall.