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Binham Priory guided tours

Guided Tours of Binham Priory and its monastic precincts lasting for about an hour during the summer months May to September, 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

 

The Priory Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross is open daily between 10am and 4.00pm for individual prayer in line with social distancing and  hand hygiene guidelines.

The Priory Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross is open for worship  as listed under Services.

 

ZOOM SERVICES

Zoom Services on Sundays will continue on a monthly basis  – the first Sunday of the month at 5pm.

To participate please telephone Ian Newton on 01328 830947 or email iannewton46@ gmail.com. You will be warmly welcomed.

Ian Whittle is very keen that we continue to offer services for any who are not able to come to church.

I have been delighted to take part in Divine Worship on Zoom, made possible by Mr. Ian & Canon Fiona Newton, with whom I’ve worked closely over these last months. Vast thanks to all.

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RECTOR’S LETTER

Dear Friends and Parishioners,

All the most efficient Christmas card senders are ready for the post by November.  The rest of us bring things off very late in the day, or simply give up.  I hang on to those I’ve been sent for nearly a year, or sometimes longer.  A particular favourite is a Peacock from a decorative border in The Sherborne Missal, c.1400.  Considered a masterpiece in the history of English book illumination, this splendid liturgical manuscript was commissioned for the Benedictine Abby of Sherborne in Dorset.  It is unique in portraying detailed studies of native birds, most identified with their common local names.  It is now in the British Library; and is packed with colour and charm.

The Winter months are not without their beauty or their comfort; and at Christmas we may be caught up in the wonder and delight of the Incarnation.  Whether your cards feature camels or robins, behind it all is the profound love of God for His creation, illumined for us in the birth, of his virgin mother in the stable at Bethlehem.  Angels look on, shepherds worship, wise men travel, and the earth is still.

May I wish you a blessed and peaceful time.

Yours truly,

Ian Whittle

 

‘Dance of the Months’

January comes with his ice-crown.

February spilling thaw and snowdrops.

March, bursting loud cheeks!

Then April, with a troop of lambs and daffodils.

May, keeper of peat-hill and cuithe-stream.

June, covering the night fire in the north.

July, tall and blue as lupins.

August with the cut cornstalks.

September, dusting cobwebs from the lamp.

October, good witch, with apples and nuts.

November, host to shades and hallows.

December, with snowflake and star.

 In the inn of December, a fire.

A loaf, a bottle of wine.

Travellers, rich and poor, are on the roads.

George Mackay Brown (1921-1996)

 

 

Forthcoming Service Times – April

4th JuneSunday Trinity Sunday 11.00amHoly Communion
11th June Sunday First Sunday after Trinity11.00amMorning Prayer BCP

18th June Sunday Second Sunday after Trinity11.00amMorning Prayer BCP

25th June SundayThird Sunday after Trinity 9.30am Holy Communion


May

7th May SundayThe Fifth Sunday of Easter 11.00amSongs of Praise for the Coronation
14th MaySundayThe Sixth Sunday of Easter 11.00amMorning Prayer
18th MayThursday Ascension Day11.00amAscension Day Service at Langahm
21st MaySunday The Seventh Sunday of Waster 11.00amMorning Prayer
28th May SundayPentecost 9.30amHoly Communion