The first in our blog series called – What can I give? “Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not out of regret or compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7) The words “Besom” and ” hampers” can usually be found with the word “Christmas”. But […]Read More What can I give? #1
It’s been a while since we’ve blogged .. so much has been happening at the Besom and Bundles of Joy! If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you may have seen that our biggest news is that we have moved offices! We are now based at Living Word Church on Huntington Road and are only […]Read More Recent Sweepings*
The core team and trustees here at The Besom in York have been praying for a long time about moving office so that we can work closer with our Bundles of Joy team. Just before Christmas, Living Word Church in Huntington offered us some storage space in their basement. It has been a huge help […]Read More We’re on the move!
“Thank you so much for your help to paint my kitchen and ceilings and the huge job of clearing up garden waste and rubbish and taking it all away to the tip. This has helped us out massively and we are so grateful. We keep looking at the work done in amazement. Such […]Read More “We keep looking at the work in amazement”
Trinity Church teamed up with The Besom in York to launch their inaugural Serving Saturday event. A group of nine from the church carried out a house decoration project for a family in Acomb, which was set up by the Besom Co-ordinator Becky Lewis. Initiated by Trinity’s deacons, Serving Saturday will now become a regular event […]Read More Trinity launch Serving Saturday
January at the Besom often involves lots of tidying up from Christmas, catching up on emails and having the heating on all day! This year in particular I’ve been struck by how much we take having a heater in the office for granted. Over December and January we have had a record number of referrals […]Read More Winter, York and fuel poverty
We are already snowed under in the lead up to Christmas time! Each Christmas at the Besom, we spend our time helping Christians and churches give hampers to those in need in York. It is our favourite time of year, but also a difficult time for so many families and individuals across the city. Already […]Read More Christmas: It’s our favourite time of the year