Binham Priory guided tours
There is a Guided Tour of Binham Priory and its monastic precincts every Sunday and Tuesday afternoon starting at 3.00pm. These tours last for about an hour and run throughout the summer months from May to September. Booking ahead is not necessary. Many visitors find the interpretation panels very informative but if you like to ask questions or want the latest news about this building then do come along and join one of our tours.
Group tours can be arranged at mutually convenient times by contacting Maureen Frost on 01328 830362. A donation of £2 per person will help us to maintain this magnificent priory church.
Binham Priory Events
Binham Priory hosts a wide range of music, arts and social events and activities
Dear Friends and Parishioners,
How the weeks do pass; and here we are facing the Season of Advent and the Feast of Christmas. Preparation is all. My late mother kept wrapping paper in a drawer; the same from year to year: “Do not rip. Do not pull. Be careful!” And the same next year.
Every family has its traditions: ours was to have one grandparent one year and the other the next. One grannie liked nothing better than lying in bed drinking gin and reading an Agatha Christie. So Christmas Day 1976, “Grannie what can I get you?” “A glass of gin dear, no tonic.” At Dinner, at 3 o’clock, she shook her very red hair and fell into the wide plate, full of carrot soup, sucked it up and spurted it down the length of the white damask cloth. Quite a work of art!
My mother looked at her and said, very quietly, “Merry Christmas.” She had of course made the stock, plucked the turkey, cooked the carrots; and being almost blind, iced the cake lying on the kitchen floor, palette knife in hand. Happy Memories!
The heart of it all is of course the yearly Remembrance of the Birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In the face of the Crib we simply fall down and adore. The miracle is made plain. The wonder is profoundly ordinary. The Virgin gives birth to God made Man, her little child, needing her milk, and Joseph’s care.
We are humanly made divine.
Merry Christmas; and may I wish you a thoughtful Advent; and the most refreshing New Year.
Yours very truly,
Forthcoming Service Times – December
|2nd December||Sunday||The First Sunday of Advent||11.00am||Holy Communion|
|4th December||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|
|9th December||Sunday||The Second Sunday of Advent||11.00am||Holy Communion|
|11th December||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|
|16th December||Sunday||The Third Sunday of Advent||11.00am||Family Service|
|18th December||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|
|23rd December||Sunday||The Fourth Sunday of Adven||9.30am||Holy Communion|
|24th December||Monday||Christmas Eve||4.00pm||Crib Sevice|
|24th December||Monday||Christmas Eve||11.00pm||Midnight Holy Communion|
|25th December||Tuesday||Christmas Day||10.30am||Carols and readings|
|30th December||Sunday||The First Sunday of Christmas||10.30am||Group Service at Gunthorpe (Holy Communion)|
|1st January||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|
|6th January||Sunday||Epiphany of our Lord||3.30pm||Epiphany Carol Sevice (with Richeldis Singers)|
|8th January||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|
|13th January||Sunday||Baptism of Christ||11.00am||Holy Communion|
|15th January||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|
|20th January||Sunday||The Third Sunday of Epiphany||11.00am||Family Service|
|22nd January||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|
|27th January||Sunday||The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany||9.30am||Holy Communion|
|29th January||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|