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Masham Youth Club: meets at Masham Town Hall regularly every Thursday evening from 7-9pm. On Thursday, March 7 it is Speed Hoc and on Thursday, March 14, there is a visit to Masham Fire Station. The club is for anyone in Year 7 and above. Any queries, please contact Sam: or call 07885 500848.

Food for Thought Lent Talk: The Rev Peter Dunbar’s title is Following Francis Today - St Francis of Assisi. Peter was born in York and brought up in Pocklington. Three years part-time teaching at Manchester and Leeds enabled him to be ordained to the curacy of Knaresborough and from there he looked after Farnham, Scotton, Staveley, Copgrove and Arkendale together with St Aidan’s School and then Ripon Grammar School. He loves music, walking, wildlife and astronomy. Peter will talk about his interest in St Francis which was re-awakened 20 years ago. The supper followed by the talk takes place at the Sport’s Pavilion tonight, Thursday, March 7 at 7pm. Tickets are £2.50 each and available from Kate Cleeves on 01765 689255.

Pram Praise: at St Mary’s Church, Masham for the parishes of Healey, Masham, North Stainley, Well with Snape and West Tanfield on Tuesday, March 12 at 2.45pm. A relaxed session of stories, songs and rhymes for young children, parents and carers with comfortable chairs, carpet and cushions. Toys, tea, coffee and time to talk afterwards. The session finishes in time to collect older children from school or Acorns.

Masham Local History Group: Wheeling a coffin from Scarborough to Cundall is Ann Fell’s theme on Tuesday, March 12 at 7.30pm at Masham Town Hall. A welcome return for Ann who is chair of the Cleveland Family History Society. Her talk is based upon a newspaper cutting and the story which has evolved from it. The family concerned were from the Cundall, Snape and Sandhutton areas. This particular talk was postponed from September 2012 when Masham was surrounded by floods. Non members are charged £3 per meeting which includes refreshments. For more information, please contact the secretary by email

Afternoon Tea Club: the next meeting is on Thursday, March 14 at Maple Creek at 2.30pm. Refreshments, good company, speakers and music. The group meets regularly every second and fourth Thursday of the month at Maple Creek.

Holy Communion: is at St Mary’s Church, Masham at 8am and the family service is at 10.45am on Sunday, March 3. Holy Communion is also at St Paul’s, Healey at 9.15am.

Methodist Church Service: Rev David Richardson will lead the Sacrament service at the Methodist Chapel, Masham at 10.30am on Sunday, March 3 and Heather Hardwick will lead the service at Maple Creek at 6.30pm.

Story time for the under fives: takes place at Mashamshire Community Library, 7 Little Market Place, Masham on Thursday, March 14 at 9.30am. In association with Acorns and North Yorkshire County Council. The session takes place every second Thursday of the month. All welcome to this relaxed session, no booking required, just turn up. For more information, please call the library on 01765 680204.

Good Friday activities: for school children or three and four year olds accompanied by an adult on Friday, March 29. The event starts in Masham School at 10am and finishes in St Mary’s Church at noon. Activities include cake decorating, crafts and card making. There are 40 places available. To reserve a place, please telephone Kate Cleeves on 01765 689255 or turn up on the day. Adults are invited to join a short service in the church at approximately 11.45am.

Knitting and Nattering: Masham Primary School is running a very successful club after school on Thursdays from 3.30-5pm for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. They are knitting a blanket for Michael, a Tanzanian child that the school supports. Any knitting adults would be warmly welcomed to join the group. Tea and biscuits are provided. For more information, please call Masham School on 01765 689200.