March 24, 2020

Black Sheep Delivers

The Black Sheep Brewery bar and kitchen are currently closed following government advice, but they are still offering a special delivery service from the Visitor Centre to the people of Masham and the surrounding villages.

They are offering cases of beer, gin, cider and soft drinks to those who are in and around the towns of #Masham, #Bedale, #Northallerton, #Thirsk, #Ripon, #Harrogate, #Leyburn

Cases of 8 x 500ml beers available for just £12 and delivered directly to your door. Call 01765 680701 or email for orders/more info.

Our drivers will of course be maintaining a safe distance in accordance with the government guidelines



All the Masham Churches have come together to coordinate local volunteers who can help with essential shopping or collecting medication or pet supplies. Maybe you live alone and would appreciate a phone call

If you NEED HELP or if you WANT TO HELP please contact:
Reverend David Cleeves 01765 689255

Reverend Siân Lawton 01765 530715 or 07583 874203

Reverend Dr Pat Malham 01765 688556

Shopping will be left on your doorstep. You will need to make your own arrangements with volunteers regarding payment for the cost of the shopping – there is no charge for the help.

For summary of information about all crisis related activities in Mashamshire click here.



The new mobile service offer’s everything the old post office used to and more. Please support it.

Maintain social distancing though!

Opening times
Monday 11:40 – 15:25
Wednesday 13:00 – 15:00
Thursday 9:00 – 11:00

March 19, 2020


The Community Office is coordinating volunteers to collect and deliver vital prescriptions on behalf of the Masham and Kirkby Surgeries. Call us on 01765 680200 to volunteer or request help.

For summary of information about all crisis related activities in Mashamshire click here.


Although the Mashamshire Community Office is unable to operate a face-to-face services and the building is now closed to the public, we continue to provide advice, information and services via telephone, email and social media. Our opening hours remain the same, Mon-Sat 10am-3pm – tel: 01765 680200.

While we are closed, you can keep in touch with the Community Office and receive news and updates via the following channels, please stay connected for up to date information aboouy what is happening in our community:

Facebook Group (for locals): Mashamshire Life Facebook Group
Facebook Page (for visitors): Visit Masham Facebook Page
Email Bulletins – You need to sign up to our mailing list here.

Thank you – please keep in touch…
Tel: 01765 680200

For summary of information about all crisis related activities in Mashamshire click here.

August 30, 2019

Can You Help?

Masham Wednesday Welcome Centre needs Volunteers.
12.30 – 3.30 every week at Masham Methodist Church.
Volunteers come weekly, fortnightly or monthly – whatever suits you.
Why not call in and see us in action, or give Joy Rayden a ring on 01765 689310

June 14, 2019

“Temporary” Closure of Post Office

Masham is currently without a Post Office. The nearest is now the one in West Tanfield open 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12.00 noon on Saturday. A larger range of services is available at Bedale & at Ripon.
We are awaiting the commissioning of a traveling Post Office.

May 22, 2019


The Swinton Estate has opened up 200 acres of historic Parkland to members of the public with four exclusive walks on the iFootpath website and App. Walkers are able to access eight miles of private paths in return for a nominal charge that also includes printed maps of the routes and a souvenir packet of wild seeds.

The contribution supports the vital conservation and sustainability of the Grade II listed Parkland, landscaped by William Danby in the 1760s, and accompanies the Estate’s ongoing investment in restoring its buildings and features. The Parkland was left to grow wild for 25 years prior to current owners, Mark and Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, buying the castle back into the family in 2000.

Only accessible to guests of Swinton Park hotel until now, the new Parkland walks feature a summer flower meadow, four acre walled garden, bird hide and children’s play area and offer spectacular views of the lakes and gardens, follies and bridges, standing stones, waterfalls and moorland Dales. The walks can be accessed via the Estate Shop and entry costs £5 per person, £2.50 per child or £12 for a family of four. Under fives go free and all dogs are welcome as long as they are kept under control. An annual pass is also available for £50, which includes a free guest. The iFootpath App is available for £1.99. Guests of Swinton Park hotel and Swinton Country Club & Spa members will continue to enjoy complimentary access.

iFootpath also features another six walks on the wider Estate, which can be accessed free of charge. Furthermore, Swinton offers over 50 miles of public footpaths and permissive access to the woodlands at Druid’s Plantation, Nutwith and Ellington Firth. Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, Proprietor of the Swinton Estate, commented, “We are passionate about the conservation and accessibility of the Parkland in equal measure and want to make sure that everyone can participate in the continued preservation and enjoyment of this beautiful space for years to come.”

Swinton Park, Masham, Ripon, Yorkshire HG4 4JH. Tel: 01765 680900