Beacon Church was planted in March 2007 out of Kings Church in Catford. In January 2009 Owen Hylton joined the church as pastor since then the church has moved from the Ritzy Picturehouse Cinema to various other homes and is now meeting at Clapham Park Centre, just behind Richard Atkins Primary School.
Beacon is a growing, diverse church, gathering people from all groups of society and from all over south central London. It currently has community groups in Brixton, Streatham and Norwood. We are involved with a number of initiatives including CAP and Foodbank which we run in conjunction with Churches Together Brixton and Stockwell.
The church is linked to the Newfrontiers family of churches and is involved in regular Newfrontiers events like Newday (a youth event) and Newfrontiers London Leaders. We have also begun to develop relationships with other churches in our local area and are a member of the Evangelical Alliance.
Our pastor – Owen Hylton serves as the full-time pastor of Beacon church. He is married to Pauline and they have three daughters, Yasmin, Rhianna and Daisy. Before leading Beacon, Owen was on the full time staff team of Kings Church in Catford. Prior to that, he worked for fourteen years in the civil service. Owen is the author of the book ‘Crossing the Divide – a call to embrace diversity.’
Owen and Pauline .