The Besom exists to form a bridge between the church and its community. It takes that which someone wants to give, whether it is time, money or things, and finds someone who genuinely needs it.

A service to people who have something to give
The emphasis is on making it easy for people to give, taking what they have to offer and matching that to any need that is identified by social workers/ health professionals.

It enables effective giving, where the giver can see the difference their giving makes, it encourages involved giving and is tailored to the givers choices. We do not ask people to “help out”, but ask people to give out of love. We build bridges of trust based on long-term relationships.

The Besom in Sheffield started about eighteen months ago following a visit by members of St Chads to Holy Trinity Brompton for a Besom Training Conference.

Over the last year we have seen how the growth of Besom depends not on us but on God. We now want to see The Besom in Sheffield spreading to and bring a resource for churches all over Sheffield.

How you can be involved

There are many ways to get involved through:

  • Giving good quality things (new or nearly new)
  • Decorating, cleaning or gardening as a group (just tell us what you would like to do, how many you are and we will arrange a project for you).
  • Helping on the van collections and deliveries.
  • Sorting, washing and ironing clothes
  • Sorting toys and household items
  • Offering DIY skills
  • Helping with the operations of Besom in Sheffield to plan and prepare activities.

We’d love to hear from you. Please call The Besom in Sheffield on 07875 950170.



"I have just had the most wonderful phone call from a lady speaking on behalf of my client and her family. They wanted to pass on their thanks to those who so kindly gave their family furniture and carpeting. She said they were very, very, very, very grateful (and yes, they did include all those verys!)

Social Worker

This is a family so far from 'home' - from all the people and things they know and love. This act of love has meant a huge amount to them".

Surestart Outreach Worker

Ways to give

  • Give your time
  • Give your money
  • Give your skills
  • Give your things

Annual Besom Conference

We hold an annual conference for all those thinking about starting their own or who are interested in our work.  watch this space for details of our 2018 event!

Simplicity, Love & Justice

Simplicity, Love & Justice
- a ten week discussion course
Find out more