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
The Priory Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross is open daily between 10am and 4pm until 25th October and then between 11am and 2pm for individual prayer in line with social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.
The Priory Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross is for worship as listed under Services at 11.00am in line with social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.
Zoom Services on Sundays will continue and a Zoom Evensong at 5pm will be held on the first Sunday of each month. Everyone is welcome! To participate please telephone Ian Newton on 01328 830947 or email iannewton46@ gmail.com. You will be warmly welcomed.
During the current National Lockdown for England (November 5th – December 2nd 2020), there will be a Zoom Evensong each Sunday at 5pm.
In December Zoom services will be held as follows: at 5pm on December 6th, and a ‘midnight’ Christmas Communion at 7pm on Christmas Eve. All are very welcome.
Ian Whittle is very keen that we continue to offer services for any who are not able to come to church, especially during the Christmas season.
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.
Dear Friends and Parishioners,
The solemn Season of Advent is upon us. Death. Judgement. Heaven. Hell. Having been brought to our knees (poor old knees!) we are raised by the ultimate gentleman’s hands to enjoy and celebrate His Birthday. Celebrations require Preparation. Polish the glasses. Get the cups and saucers on the table; make the scones, bake the cake (I buy them…), make the sandwiches (I can manage that…). And welcome one’s guests. We are welcome in God’s great economy. We are welcome as members of His family, we are made incorporate in the mystical Body of Christ. And then we have our duties: to serve God, honour the Queen, take care of any in need; and to ensure that justice and mercy are executed in this Land; and that care and tenderness are what is normal in every hostel, hospice, hospital, school, prison, business, research laboratory, Everywhere.
We can assist by active involvement. We can assist by prayer from our armchairs. We must not stop. Thank God. Ask Him. Be open. Never close. And all shall be well, and very well. And we shall be saved. And we shall be raised – incorruptible.
What a life and what a challenge! May I wish you a thoughtful Advent and a glorious Christmas. My churches which are your churches shall never close. The Church of England is open for business.
Psalm 150 (Book of Common Prayer)
O praise God in his holiness : praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him in his noble acts : praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him in the sound of the trumpet : praise him upon the lute and harp.
Praise him in the cymbals and dances : praise him upon the strings and pipe.
Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals : praise him upon the loud cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath : praise the Lord.
Yours very truly, Ian Whittle
The Rectory, Langham 01328 830246
Forthcoming Service Times – February
|9th||Sunday||The Fourth Sunday before Lent||11.00am||Holy Communion|
|16th||Sunday||The Third Sunday before Lent||11.00am||Family Service|
|23rd||Sunday||The Sunday next before Lent||9.30am||Holy Communion|
|1st March||Sunday||The First Sunday of Lent||11.00am||Holy Communion|
|3rd March||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|
|8th March||Sunday||The Second Sunday of Lent||11.00am||Holy Communion|
|10th March||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|
|15th March||Sunday||The Third Sunday of Lent||11.00am||Family Service|
|17th March||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|
|22nd March||Sunday||The Fourth Sunday of Lent |
|9.30am||Mothering Sunday Service|
|24th March||Tuesday||3.30pm||Evening Prayer|
|29th March||Sunday||The Fifth Sunday of Lent||10.30am||HC
Group Service at Bale