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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.

 

Virtual tour of The Priory

Virtual tour of The Ruins

Binham Priory Events

Binham Priory hosts a wide range of music, arts and social events and activities

Rector’s Message

Dear Friends and Parishioners,

This is a time for many to make a holiday. The term comes from holy day, feasts of the Church all over Christendom, when you didn’t have to work or go to school. Some countries still keep up the tradition. Now of course it tends to mean days or weeks away from home if that can be afforded. Twenty-five years ago and for several years I would rent the gatehouse of a farm near Aubeterre in the Charente in south-west France. All around were fields of sunflowers; and it was fascinating to see the flowers facing east in the morning and south in the evening. The Tournesol. Actually every evening meant a stroll to a different small farm for a glass of Pineau de Charente; and if you didn’t visit all the neighbours in turn, next year you would be chided.

But I loved the sunflowers, destined to become oil. Far nicer to my taste was local walnut oil and a drop on a lettuce leaf takes me back to lovely meals after a swim in the river. Once living there between posts for three months I often had maize and wild mushrooms – very slimming. The sunflowers though have stayed in my mind and a planting of them for game birds takes me straight to heaven.

‘and that will be heaven
and that will be heaven
at last the first unclouded seeing
to stand like the sunflower
turned full face to the sun
drenched with light in the still centre
held while the circling planets
hum with utter joy
seeing and knowing
at last in every particle
seen and known and not turning away
never turning away again’

‘And That Will Be Heaven’ by Evangline Paterson (20th c.)

May I wish you holy days and holidays in the weeks to come.

Yours truly,

Ian Whittle
The Rectory, Langham 01328 830246

Forthcoming Service Times – July

1st JulySundayThe Fifth Sunday after Trinity11.00amHoly Communion
3rd JulyTuesday6.00pmEvening Prayer
8th JulySundayThe Sixth Sunday after Trinity11.00amHoly Communion
10th JulyTuesday6.00pmEvening Prayer
15th JulySundayThe Seventh Sunday after Trinity11.00amFamily Service
17th JulyTuesday6.00pmEvening Prayer
22nd JulySundayMary Magdalene9.30amHoly Communion
24th JulyTuesday6.00pmEvening Prayer
29th JulySundayGroup Service at Bale10.30amHoly Communion
31st JulyTuesday6.00pmEvening Prayer

August

5th AugustSundayThe Tenth Sunday after Trinity11.00amHoly Communion
7th AugustTuesday6.00pmEvening Prayer
12th AugustSundayThe Eleventh Sunday after Trinity11.00amHoly Communion
14th AugustTuesday6.00pmEvening Prayer
19th AugustSundayThe Twelth Sunday after Trinity11.00amFamily Service
21st AugustTuesday6.00pmEvening Prayer
26th AugustSundayThe Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity9.30amHoly Communion
28th AugustTuesday6.00pmEvening Prayer