The Besom In York

Love. Pray. Give. Go.
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What is The Besom?

The Besom is a charity which helps Christians and Churches give to those in need.


Our Blog

We love to share stories of how God’s been working through The Besom in York. 

Bundles Of Joy

Bundles of Joy are part of the Besom family and focus on helping people give baby items to parents in need. Bundles of Joy was founded in January 2016. If you would like to give some baby items please get in touch. 




We are all about giving. We help people give their time, money, skills and furniture to those in need. If you have something you would like to give please  get in touch with us, we would love to help you.




The best way to get in touch with us is via email. The Besom Office is mostly open on Wednesdays, please check our facebook page for up to date information. 




We accept referrals from any care professionals who are supporting someone in need. We work with a variety of different agencies across York including social work, housing, children’s teams, probation etc.



Thanking God for 2020

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.1 Peter 1: 3-4 (NIV)...

Covid-19 Update. September 2020

The Besom in York is still open. We are able to help people give money to those in need. (This can be specifically to help those struggling as result of the pandemic) We are able to help people give their baby items. (Please contact

Putting Faith Into Action

[written 15th June 2020] Partnering with local churches is key to all we do at the Besom in York. We seek to help Christians across the city give to those in need, sharing God’s love in practical ways. So we love it when churches really ‘get’ that vision and become...

Important Covid-19 Update

[written 31st March 2020] 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...

New Decade, Same Vision

[Written 9th March 2020] The start of 2020 has flown by! We thought we would share some recent “sweepings” of news from The Besom in York. And while we are approaching our 13th birthday, our vision of enabling the church to give remains unchanged. First off, in...

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...

Hamper Season Is Upon Us

It's always our busiest and most exciting time of year! We are preparing, once again, to help people give Christmas hampers to families and individuals in need across the city. There are lots of different ways to get involved with hampers during the run up to...

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