Summer closure

As of Friday, 27th July, The Besom in York is now closed for a few weeks over the summer. Our next working day will be Wednesday, 22nd August. Bundles of Joy are also closed over the summer. If you have furniture to give, but cannot hold on to it until the last week of August, […]

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SHAC students get stuck in

We were so blessed to have another team of Ampleforth College students (SHACworks) spend a week giving their time again this year. They carried out three projects in Tang Hall. The first was a decorating project for a lady who had just been given her first permanent home. They decorated the hallway, the kitchen and […]

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Faith has to make a difference

“You can’t really get away from the call of God to help people in need. You can’t read the Bible and cut that out. If all the student groups in York did a project each term, just think what an impact that could have!” Adam Mitchell-Baker, student worker at York’s G2 church, is thinking big. […]

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Unhampered giving!

December is Christmas hamper month at the Besom in York. It’s always a whirlwind of activity as we seek to match hamper referrals with givers who have offered to make them up. But it is also a time when we’re even more acutely aware of our reliance on God. No matter how planned we try […]

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11 lessons from 11 years…

This week our former co-ordinator, Rob Ainsworth, reflects on his time at the Besom. It is 11 years since he started to work at The Belfrey church and looked in to starting a Besom. We asked him to share 11 things he has learnt in that time… No where is too far to go for […]

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