Come all my dear companions and listen to my song–Songs of Clayton




Grace Church, located in the Village of Clayton, which no longer exists.


Guthrie United Church, located in the Village of Clayton and is still in use today.

Dear Editor;

The church in the photo was Grace Church, Clayton, Ont. We understand it was originally an Orange Hall, that had got damaged by fire. The Anglicans bought it and restored it, built a belfry and added a bell. The picture was taken in 1900. It was then sold to Mr. George McMunn who used the material to build a house in Lanark Township near Hall’s Mills. The present church, known as St. George’s Church was built in 1901.

Mr. Robert Watchorn (grandfather of the writer) who was born a few miles south of the village, near Clayton Lake, which was then know as Lake Harmony, led the singing in the choir of the Grace Church for many years, and in addition…

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