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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,

Are we in late Winter or early Spring?  Christmas and Epiphany are a little way behind us.  But just before they fade away I would like to thank the many who arranged all sorts of carol Services and really special things for all within my ten villages and nine parishes, and those who joined us from beyond.  We welcomed about a thousand people to carol and Christmas and Epiphany Services.

Epiphany is the Showing Forth of the infant Christ to the entire world.  The three wise men, the three kings, led by a star had found Him in the royal town of Israel, Bethlehem.  After the wonderful events there He went eventually to Nazareth, where He lived and worked.

What did His Mother Mary do with the gold, frankincense and myrrh?  A friend gave me at Christmas a bar of soap ‘Triple Milled Bar Soap’ made in New Zealand.  “How to use: Lather onto wet skin, rinse off.”  Well, I never!

Christ’s gifts of course meant much, and had symbolic meaning as well as worth.

Gold for a king, frankincense for a priest and myrrh for a corpse.  Almighty God entrusted Himself to us in His Son.  What we make of the Present is our own affair and also our Judgement.

May I wish you a growth in knowledge, understanding, faith and humility as the world turns in its eternal cycle of growth.  And may Almighty God bless you through His Son, born in that stable.

‘O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum; ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, iacentem in praesepio.  Beata Virgo, cuius viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Christum.

O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger.  Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord.

Yours very truly,

Ian Whittle

 

Forthcoming Service Times – February

3rdSundayCandlemas11.00amHoly Communion
5thTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
10thSundayThe Fourth Sunday before Lent11.00amHoly Communion
12thTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
17thSundayThe Third Sunday before Lent11.00amFamily Service
19th Tuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
24thSundayThe Second Sunday before Lent9.30amHoly Communion

March

3rd MarchSundayThe Sunday next before Lent11.00amHoly Communion
5th March Tuesday 3.30pmEvening Prayer
10th MarchSunday The First Sunday of Lent11.00amHoly Communion
12th March Tuesday 3.30pmEvening Prayer
17th MarchSundayThe Second Sunday of Lent11.00amFamily Service
19th March Tuesday 3.30pmEvening Prayer
24th March SundayThe Third Sunday of Lent9.30amHoly Communion
26th March Tuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
31st March Sunday Mothering Sunday10.30amFamily Service