Mashamshire Community Office

01765 680200

Story time for the under fives: takes place at Mashamshire Community Library 7 Little Market Place, Masham today, Thursday, April 11 at 9.30am. In association with Acorns and North Yorkshire County Council. The session takes place every second Thursday of the month. All welcome, no booking required, just turn up. For more information, please call the library on 01765 680 204.

Darts and Dominoes Knock-Out: at the White Bear, Masham on Friday, April 12 from 8pm. Pie and pea supper and a raffle for a £3 entry fee. For more information, call the White Bear on 01765 389 319.

Vive Arts & Crafts Fairs: are back at Masham Town Hall this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 from 10am-4pm. Free admission. Vive are always looking for new crafters, so if you or someone you know would be interested in having a stall please get in touch. All we ask is that you make the stock yourself and that you have public liability insurance! Stall charges per day are £16 for a six foot table and £22 for a 12 foot table. Contact Paul or Suzanne for more details on 01423 860971 or email:

Craft Fair: at Maple Creek, Masham on Saturday, April 13 from 11am-3pm. Items for sale include quilted and knitted items, jewellery and bric-a-brac and also plants from the Walled Garden project in Ripon. There is a raffle and tombola. £1 entrance includes refreshments. All proceeds for the benefit of Saint Michael’s Hospice.

Masham Bowls Club: the bowling green will be open for the start of the season on Saturday, April 13 from 1pm. Bowls will be provided and all ages are welcome to have a go. Why not join the bowling club and experience its happy friendly atmosphere? Come to the green any Monday from 5pm for instruction.

Azerley Estate Charity Clay Shoot: at Mill Farm, Eight Acre Lane, Azerley, Near Ripon, HG4 3JJ on Sunday, April 14 from 9.30am. Four gun teams for six 80 bird team flush. £170 per team. First prize is £300 and there are cash prizes to third place. First prize is £100, second prize £50 and third £25 for the pool shoot. There is also a professional air rifle range with instructors and competitions. Refreshments available on the day include hog roast, homemade cakes and a bar. Fun activities for all the family. For registration contact Kevin Birch on 07795 682 828 or or visit All proceeds to Follifott Park Disabled Riders Group and Scope.

Masham Methodist Church Services: this Sunday, April 14 the service is led by Joy Rayden at 10.30am at Masham Methodist Church. Mr Lister Baynes leads the services at Ellington at 6.30pm

Church Services at St Mary’s Church, Masham: Holy Communion is at 8am and 10.45am. Evensong is at Healey at 6.30pm.

In Your Element with Ruth Adams: at Bivouac, High Knowle, Ilton, near Masham, HG4 4JZ on Sunday, April 14 from 11am-3pm. Unlock your passions and potential and explore your strengths and motivations with an inspirational speaker, Ruth Adams. To learn more please visit or contact the Bivouac by e-mail: or call 01765 535020. The course costs £25 per person. 
Pompeii - A Fresh Look at Frescoes: an illustrated lecture by archaeologist and author Gillian Hovell at North Stainley Village Hall on Tuesday, April 16 at 7.15pm. Tickets costs £5 and can be bought on the door. All profits to North Stainley Church. For further details, contact Scilla Kealy on 01765 635253 or e-mail or

Movies in Masham: the film showing on Tuesday, April 16 at 7.30pm is the much-acclaimed The Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Daniel Craig investigates Swedish shenanigans in this rollicking adaptation of Stieg Larson’s bestselling novel. Enjoy the full cinema experience, also featuring historical films of Masham, wine and soft drinks, popcorn, sweets and ice cream. Tickets cost £5 and are available from 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, Masham on Tuesday, April 16 at 7.30pm. Ken Biggs presents The Dales and Afar. Last time Ken visited the club he showed us By beck and dry stone wall, a study of the Dales.This time he is taking us a bit further. A keen photographer, Ken is particularly interested in making AV presentations. Non members are welcome and a nominal of £3 is requested.

Foraging with Chris Bax: a fascinating insight into the best wild foods of the season. You will spend three hours in the woods learning to find and identify edible plants, seeds, nuts, flowers and fungi which grow wild in the British countryside. Depending on the season you may be tapping trees for sap, gathering wild herbs, or picking edible fungi. No matter what you find, Chris will teach you how to prepare and transform foraged foods into great dishes, preserves and drinks. A meal is included in the course, prepared by our chefs, using produce sourced from our local environment and foraged ingredients. The course takes place at Bivouac, High Knowle, Ilton, Masham, HG4 4JZ on Wednesday, April 17 from 10am-1pm. The morning costs £35 including a delicious lunch. To book, please contact via e-mail: or telephone 101765 535020.

A Pop Up Restaurant: is coming to Masham Town Hall on Friday, April 19. Relax and enjoy delicious home cooked seasonal food by Lady G’s Cookery. Bring your own wine or enjoy our house red and white wine. The cost not including wine is £22.50 per head to include an aperitif by Etruscany Limited. For more information and to book a place, please call G on 07957 144467 or email

St Mary’s Church Masham Stewardship Campaign 2013: the church council will be running a Stewardship Campaign from Saturday, May 11 to Sunday May, 19. The campaign is needed because the church has to raise more money each year to cover everyday costs. In 2011 the church made a loss of nearly £7,000. Expenditure was covered in 2012, but only thanks to an unexpected and generous legacy of £10,000. St Mary’s has served the people of Masham for 900 years and increased financial support from those who value the church will ensure this continues. Events during the campaign will include a church open day on Saturday, May 11 with celebrations of the church’s past and current activities. displays of flowers and local arts, concert by the junior choir and organ recitals, activities for children and bell ringing. A celebratory buffet dinner is arranged in the church on Saturday, May 11 at 7pm. The church will be open throughout the week May 13-17. Rev Nicholas Henshall, Acting Archdeacon of Richmond will preach at the Stewardship Campaign Celebratory Holy Communion on Sunday, May 19 at 10.45. If you would like to be involved in the Stewardship Campaign or require further information, please contact Rev David Cleeves on 01765 689 255.