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Beacon featured on local NKCDC Church Tour!

Beacon is very excited to be a part of the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC)'s annual church tour this year! Tickets are $25 and the tour includes several local Kensington and Fishtown churches. We hope you'll join us! See below for more information and a link to purchase tickets.


“Historic Holiday Church Tour”


Have you ever wondered what was behind the door of some of Philadelphia’s oldest and most beautiful churches? Well, now’s your chance. The churches of Fishtown and Kensington will open their doors Sunday, December 28th for a guided bus tour through the history of these neighborhoods gems. The Christmas Season is the absolute best time to see these architectural and cultural treasures some of whom may be at risk of closing their doors forever. Just this past year St. Laurentius RC Church and Pilgrim Congregational Church closed.

The tour will visit Kensington United Methodist (Old Brick) Church, First Presbyterian Church of Kensington, Atonement Evangelical Lutheran Church, Summerfield/Siloam United Methodist Church, Beacon Presbyterian Church, St. Michael’s Church and Visitation BVM Roman Catholic Church.

Seating is limited, ticket prices are $25 and all proceeds will go to benefit the churches. The bus will leave NKCDC, 2515 Frankford Avenue at 1 pm and return around 5 pm on December 28th. Light refreshments will be provided. Buy tickets online at or call Debbie Kinkead at 215-427-0350 x 112. All tickets must be purchased by December 19th.

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