This religious community was established in 1884 and the original cornerstone for the building laid in 1887. The church commemorates Blayney Townley Balfour, who was Governor of the colony when the Emancipation Act was passed in 1834. It is said to be the only known monument to emancipation within The Bahamas, probably because Old Bight was the most populated settlement on Cat Island at the time.
The church building deteriorated over the years, as the population of Old Bight dwindled, and services were discontinued there. However, the building has now been restored to its original beauty and was rededicated in August, 2012, with the original plaque that was laid in 1889. The restoration, renovation and refurbishing involves a new roof, resurfaced interior walls, new flooring, and new windows, doors, altar, altar rails, lectern, pulpit, candlesticks, lights, fans, stations of the cross, and pews.