Thank you for your patience in this unprecedented time. Even during such uncertain circumstances, we remain committed to our vision and purpose: helping the church in York to pray for, care for, support and give to those in need in our city. We are open but we are operating a reduced service Some of the […]Read More Important Information re: COVID-19
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 […]Read More Gospel-shaped Giving
It’s been a while since our last blog entry, so here’s Becky Lewis, our Co-ordinator, with a bit of an update… In both in March and April, it was awesome to have the Revive team from Vineyard church giving their time to help a couple of families decorate their homes. In one home, there was […]Read More Four wardrobes in one day (and other stories)
In September, Becky Lewis will take over from Rob Ainsworth as co-ordinator of the Besom in York. Here she shares her Besom journey so far and her hopes and prayers for the future. Two weeks after I moved to York, five and half years ago, I found myself doing a Besom project. I remember it […]Read More I’m a little terrified to lead, but I’m trusting that God’s got it.
We’re excited to announce that 32 Stories – the second edition, is out now! 32 Stories is a booklet of stories from 19 different charities across York (and one story from York Central MP, Rachael Maskell). It has been put together by Wayne Golder at The Fulcrum Foundation and us here at The Besom in […]Read More The stories keep on coming!
Beggars CAN be choosers So often when you hear people talking about charity and giving to the poor, you hear the phrase ‘beggars can’t be choosers’. It’s this idea that because someone has nothing, they should just accept whatever they are given and they have no right to say whether or not they actually want […]Read More Here’s why beggars can be choosers
At The Besom in York, our vision is to enable churches and Christians across the city to give time, things, skills, money and more – whatever they are able to. It is great to be able to share stories of how this partnership happens. Two weeks ago, we told you about we saw God provide for York […]Read More Give Day Stories
Rob Ainsworth, co-ordinator of The Besom in York, looks at how we have been able to use some financial gifts. At the Besom we specialise in helping churches and Christians in York give what they have to those in need. A lot of the core team’s time is spent equipping individuals and families to give […]Read More Money making a difference
On Thursday 23rd June we had the pleasure of launching Bundles of Joy. It was an evening of story telling, testimony, vision, and prayerfully commissioning the work of Bundles of Joy in York. The evening began with Rob sharing how 18 months ago the Besom trustees had been praying and felt stirred to pray that we […]Read More Bundles of Joy is Launched!
As you may already know, The Besom in York is supporting Bundles of Joy, a new group that has started up in the city. Its vision is to help provide parents with the essentials they need for their newborn babies. This week Bundles of Joy founder Rachel Kirkby updates us on how things are going. It is almost […]Read More Putting God’s call into practice