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,
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,
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|