May 13, 2022



  • 10am – Five a Side Football – come and support our local teams on the MUGA
  • 2.30pm – Tug of War – 6 a side fun on the Recreation Ground
  • Snooker – knock out competition, interested in playing call Chris on 07591399078 for more info.
  • Lawn Bowls – knock out competition call MCO for more info 01765 680200 Masham Bowling Club
  • Quoits – knock out competition call MCO for more info 01765 680200 Fearby Quoits Pitch
  • 2pm – Proclamation – hear the Jubilee Proclamation from John Todd, Town Crier on Masham Market Place Cross
  • Church Flower Display – all day at St Mary’s Church
  • 7.30pm – Church Bells Ring – a celebratory ring of Church Bells at St Mary’s Church
  • 9.40pm – Lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons – bugle call to fanfare
  • 9.45pm – Lighting of the beacon at Roomer Common


  • 1pm – Parade of Floats led by Reeth Brass Band – leaving from I’Ansons Mill, circling Masham. Come and enjoy the music
  • 2pm – Fancy Dress Judging – prizes for ‘best’ 5yrs and under, 6yrs-10yrs, up to 16yrs, adults on Masham Market Place
  • 3pm – BYO BBQ on the Square – bring your own food and BBQ with friends on the square (dedicated veggie & gluten free BBQs available) please bring a chair on Masham Market Place
  • 7.30pm – Band on the Square – come and join us listen to this local popular band ‘The Doubtful Bottle’ on Masham Market Place
  • 10pm – Fireworks – what every celebration needs at St Mary’s Church yard to be viewed from the Market Place


  • 10am – Children’s Royal Crafts – craft a crown with Rev Sian Lawton at St Mary’s Church
  • 3pm – Afternoon Tea – enjoy a tasty light bite with a glass of fizz before the choir concert at St Mary’s Church (£10)
  • Jubilee Choir Concert – come and enjoy music from members of Masham Musical Society, Singing for Fun and St Mary’s Choir (£5)
  • 7.30pm – Jubilee Evening Concert – opens to all local talent …. singers, musicians, comedians and sketch performers! Contact Ian Johnson (0752163111) if you’d like to take part. Masham Town Hall tickets £5 available from MCO 01765 680200


  • 10am – Royal Peal of Bells – honoring the Queen in her Platinum Jubilee Year at St Mary’s Church
  • 10.45am – Service of Thanksgiving or Her Majesty The Queen – she came to the throne on 6th February 1952 aged just 25, she is the longest serving living monarch
  • 12noon – The Great get Together – bring your own food and share at this community luncheon, tables and chairs will be provided

There will be children’s activities throughout the weekend, the Women’s Institute will be dressing the Well and there will be competitions for best dressed shop window, house and Market stall. For more information or to get involved contact Mashamshire Community Office 01765 680200 email:

March 31, 2022

Supporting Ukraine

The desire and passion evoked by many to help the people of Ukraine is extremely heart-warming and to make the most of this, we are asking people to ensure that they carefully select an appropriate organisation to work with. Consider how best placed, experienced and validated they are to deliver an appropriate level of support safely so that your offering is maximised to the fullest potential to help those in need.

There are lots of ways to help during this extremely difficult and devastating time and many people have been in touch with us to ask how they can best get involved. We’re recommending that people contact Ripon City of Sanctuary who are putting lots of ongoing support in place behind the scenes (such as peer to peer support) and they have a vast amount of information and advice based on their long experience of dealing with helping refugees to settle.

Another excellent resource is a website produced and updated by Harrogate and District Community Action (HADCA) which provides relevant and up-to-date information about ways you can get involved:

March 16, 2022


The Harcourt Almshouse Charities retirement home to let: available April 2022. In walking distance of all Masham’s amentities, self contained, centrally heated and shared garden area. The property is two Storey with one living room, kitchen, shower and WC downstairs with one bedroom upstairs. Applicants should normally be retired from paid employment, have a strong connection with or are resident in the ancient parish of Masham and are in housing need. Regrets no pets. Further details and application forms from the Administrator, The Harcourt Almshouse Charities, Bridge House, 19 Swinton Terrace, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4HS. Tel: 01765 688640. Email:

March 14, 2022

Telephone Befriending – volunteer befrienders needed

The past two years have highlighted the need to support people within our community that have been socially disconnected, experiencing social isolation and loneliness. We would like to offer a telephone befriending service to reduce these feelings, especially amongst older people. Volunteers are required to ring an older person to check on them and build a friendship. It’s a fun, safe and easy way to get to know someone new from the comfort of your own home. What impact would I have? It could be that you’re the only person they speak to that day, or even that week. If you are a chatty and empathetic person and could spare an hour a week to make a difference to someone’s day please get in touch and we can chat further. For further information please contact Sarah on 01765 680200 or email 

February 27, 2022


Good news….thanks to our wonderful Library volunteers, Mashamshire Community Library is open for browsing Monday-Friday 10:00am-3.00pm, open until 4pm every Thursday and Saturday 10am-12.30pm.    

February 11, 2022

Masham Strollers – join us every Friday at 10am

Walking regularly outdoors benefits us physically, emotionally and mentally as well as enjoying the company of others in our community.

Wellbeing walks are short (approximately 30-40 minutes), accessible, friendly, free walks around Masham suitable for those that are new or returning to activity. All walks are led by trained walk leaders, will take place over easy ground, although there may be some uneven surfaces/pavements, around the streets, alleys and small green spaces in Masham. They are circular starting at Mashamshire Community Office every Friday morning, meeting from 10am to start walking at 10.15am. You’ll receive a warm welcome and after the walk, join us in the Town Hall for tea/coffee and chat with your fellow walkers.

If you would like to join us on a walk or would like further information, please contact Sarah on 01765 680200 or email

February 8, 2022

Masham Strollers – Volunteer Walk Leaders Needed

DO YOU ENJOY WALKING AND COULD SHARE YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR IT’S BENEFITS WITH OTHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY? Masham Strollers walk every Friday morning but we need more volunteers who would like to lead or assist with short, friendly walks around Masham. You will be fully trained and supported to deliver a range of accessible walks that will enable people to bring activity into their lives and feel the many positive benefits of being outdoors.

For further information please contact Sarah on 01765 680200 or email

January 26, 2022

Masham Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally 16th & 17th July 2022

Masham Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally has been taking place in Masham for over 50 years. Usually the third full weekend of July it is a traditional Steam Rally celebrating the finest of this country’s engineering and agricultural heritage. Traction engines, showman’s engines, general purpose engines, steam wagons, rollers, tractors, heavy haulage locos, miniature steam engines and fair organs, include the famous Munich Octoberfest Concert Organ – the world’s largest travelling organ.  Click here to see the Steam Rally website.

January 20, 2022

Flock highlight their artist of the month and introduce new stock

When visiting Masham be sure ewe stop by Masham Flock inside the information centre at 7 Little Market Place. This small cooperative of local artists rotate their stock every 8 weeks so there’s always a stunning quirky new item on sale. This month the group shine the spotlight on Barn Craft and encourage visitors to explore the Yorkshire landscape through their sense of smell…they certainly make the visitor centre smell beautiful!

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-3pm, be sure to stop by, it’s the perfect place to pick up something unique for a loved one or just spoil yourself…because you can.

The Great American Songbook Concert – The Earl Grey Saxes Perform to raise funds for MCO & Bone Cancer Research Trust: 6th August 2022

6th August 2022, 7:30pm at Masham Town Hall

Tickets are £12 and available from Mashamshire Community Office: tel 01765 680200

Enjoy a night of jazz classics as we welcome The Earl Grey Saxes to town all the way from the Scottish borders. Ain’t Misbehavin, Fever, All That Jazz and more…they’ve performed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and now they’re here in Masham!

The group is made up of 4/5 of the Borders Big Band Sax Section: Paul Cormie, Sam Lord, Simon McCann and Camille Castledine, along with multitasking support Cath Cormie on everything from violin to the kitchen sink. Earl Grey Saxes have been playing in the big band and in other groups together for years and that coupled with their love of ‘posh tea’ and homemade cake gave Paul the idea to form them into a group. It turned out to be the best idea ever…they get to drink tea, eat cake and enjoy playing a wide variety of music.

This event will raise money for local charity Mashamshire Community Office as well as Bone Cancer Research Trust.

Tickets available from Mashamshire Community Office: tel 01765 680200

Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters…
Lightwater Valley:
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Corks and Cases:
Grantley Hall:
Dangerfield and Keene:

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