Gospel-shaped Giving

We love sharing stories about the different ways churches in York are giving through the Besom. Whether that’s delivering white goods on a van run, decorating a recipient’s house or organising the annual Christmas hamper distribution, it’s great to celebrate the different ways giving is taking place. But you may be wondering what makes all […]

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What can I give? #5

Our fifth and final post in our series – What can I give? “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’.” (Acts 20:35) We like a challenge and […]

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What can I give? #4

The fourth in our series – What can I give? “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” (Romans 12:12)   One of the most popular ways we enable people to give is by helping them donate their furniture. But this isn’t […]

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What can I give? #2

The second in our blog series – What can I give? “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, […]

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We’re part of a Besom family

The Besom in York is part of a national network of Besoms. At the time of writing, there are about 25 Besoms across the country. Each one runs slightly differently, but all with the same aim – to help build the bridge between those who have, and those in need. A few weeks ago, the […]

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Making connections

More and more frequently, we receive referrals for people who are isolated and lonely without community and family around them. As Christians, we believe that we were not created to do life on our own! So many churches across York run all kinds of free activities for people, from all walks of life. Toddler groups, […]

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