Fenton’s Early Churches

The Methodists were the first religious denomination to become established in Fenton.  According to the original deed filed April 29, 1836, trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church acquired land specifically for “a School house and public worship place.”

When the first Catholic immigrants arrived in Fenton, they traveled to Kirkwood or Mattese to attend Holy Mass.  It wasn’t until 1879 that the people received permission to build St. Paul Church in Fenton.  


For many years, the Methodists and the Catholics enjoyed the distinction of being the only two churches in the town.  However since that time, Fenton has become a city of churches representing many denominations.