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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,

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,

Ian Whittle

Forthcoming Service Times – December

2nd DecemberSundayThe First Sunday of Advent11.00amHoly Communion
4th DecemberTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
9th DecemberSundayThe Second Sunday of Advent11.00amHoly Communion
11th DecemberTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
16th DecemberSundayThe Third Sunday of Advent11.00amFamily Service
18th DecemberTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
23rd DecemberSundayThe Fourth Sunday of Adven9.30amHoly Communion
24th DecemberMondayChristmas Eve4.00pmCrib Sevice
24th DecemberMondayChristmas Eve11.00pmMidnight Holy Communion
25th DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day10.30amCarols and readings
30th DecemberSundayThe First Sunday of Christmas10.30amGroup Service at Gunthorpe (Holy Communion)

January

1st JanuaryTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
6th JanuarySundayEpiphany of our Lord3.30pmEpiphany Carol Sevice (with Richeldis Singers)
8th JanuaryTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
13th JanuarySundayBaptism of Christ11.00amHoly Communion
15th JanuaryTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
20th JanuarySundayThe Third Sunday of Epiphany11.00amFamily Service
22nd JanuaryTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
27th JanuarySundayThe Fourth Sunday of Epiphany9.30amHoly Communion
29th JanuaryTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer