Mashamshire Community Office

01765 680200

Food for Thought Lent Supper and Talk: Maggy Cooper’s title tonight, Thursday, March 14 is Ignatian, Spirituality and Caring for the Disabled. Maggy is a retreat conductor working with the Jesuits at their spirituality centre, Saint Beuno’s, in North Wales. Before working for the Jesuits, Maggy worked for the L’Arche Community, an International Federation dedicated to the creation and growth of homes, programmes and support networks with people who have learning disabilities. The organisation now operates in 40 countries and on every continent. The event is at Masham Sports Pavilion at 7pm. Tickets are available from Kate Cleeves on 01765 689 255 and cost £2.50 each for supper, followed by the talk.

Masham Agricultural Discussion Group: is meeting at I’Ansons Bros, Thorpe Road, Masham tonight, Thursday, March 14. All welcome. For more details please contact 01765 689250.

Holy Communion: is at St Paul’s Church, Healey at 9.15am and St Mary’s Church, Masham at 10.45am this Sunday, March 17.

Methodist Church Service: is at 10.30am at Masham Methodist Chapel on Sunday, March 17. The service is led by John Bailey.

Wedding Fayre: hosted by White Bear Events at the White Bear Hotel, Masham on Sunday, March 17. The hotel is open for viewing from 12.30pm. Free entry with a complimentary goody bag. For more information, please visit

Movies in Masham: the film showing on Tuesday, March 19 at 7.30pm is The Angels’ Share. After narrowly escaping jail, a visit to a whisky distillery inspires new dad Robbie to seek a different way of life. Enjoy the full cinema experience, also featuring historical films of Masham, wine and soft drinks, popcorn, sweets from Bah Humbugs and Brymor ice cream. For more information and to buy tickets costing £5, contact the Mashamshire Community Office, 7 Little Market Place, Masham HG4 4DY. E-mail: or telephone, 01765 680200. Tickets can also be bought on the door on the night.

Masham Photographic Club: meets at The King’s Head conference room on Tuesday, March 19 at 7.30pm. Sam Oakes will be showing his pictures of East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Sam has travelled the world as a documentary photographer and as a wild life tour leader. His passions cover many parts of the world, but he is particularly fond of the Yorkshire Dales. Non members are welcome to all meetings and a nominal charge of £3 is requested.

Hackfall Volunteers: are needed on Wednesday, March 20 from 10am-3pm for view and vista work. If you want to have some fun, get outdoors, get fit and enjoy Hackfall, please meet at the Woodland Trust car park on the Masham to Grewelthorpe road at 10am. Please bring suitable waterproof clothing, wellies and a packed lunch. Under 18s welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian. For further information contact Paul Mosley, the Hackfall Officer on 0845 2935847 or e-mail

Junior Rendezvous: meets at Masham Methodist Chapel regularly on Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm. Fun, games and crafts for anyone aged six to 11 years. For further information, call Hazel Booth on 01765 689809.

Ceilidh: on Saturday, March 23 at Masham Town Hall from 8-11pm. An evening of ceilidh dances to traditional English dance music of The Village Hop Band with caller Tessa Goldsmith. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £3.50 for children and includes a Tattie Topper supper with vegetarian option available. Licensed bar. For ticket reservations or further information please call 01765 658990 or 01765 658265. All proceeds to the Grewelthorpe Village Hall Fund.

Hope Community Project in Masham: was started in 2008 by a group of local Christians who identified a need in our area for friendship and support. Personal home visits are a way of forming mutual friendships that are both helpful and enjoyable for the visitor and the visited. The Knitting and Craft Group consists of about 15 to 18 people who meet every Tuesday at 2pm in the Methodist Church school hall. Whether you are a beginner, have been doing your chosen craft for a long time, or even just want to find what you would like to do, everyone is welcome. The Thursday group meets fortnightly at 2.30pm in the communal room at Maple Creek flats and attracts people from the local community as well as residents of the flats. Monthly sing-along sessions are put together by those who attend and speakers have been invited to come and talk on various subjects. Coffee and cakes is a relatively new initiative which Hope member Carol Charlesworth has started up in her own home. This gives time for children to play and mums to chat for a couple of hours in a friendly and encouraging environment. They meet on a Thursday morning from 9.30am onwards. For more information, please call Carol on 01765 688203. The Hope Community Garden group have recently acquired an allotment in Masham. The group hope to create a community space where all are welcome to get involved in planting and growing as well as creating a great place where the younger generation can learn from the older members of our community. This exciting new venture needs help, whether you have lots, little or no experience. The project is being spear-headed by Heather. For more information, please call 07772 484 213.