Parish & Community






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 in line with social distancing and  hand hygiene guidelines.


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@ 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.



Dear Friends and Parishioners,

May I wish you a warm, happy, growth-filled August and September.  I, though, think that potatoes may be very small. A nice dusting of rain in the night would suit my beans and greens well!

We do live in unstable times: folly, war, wickedness and want seem to stalk a lovely world; and all those things speak of having got things wrong.

Stability is an antidote to error, as Paul encouraged the Colossians: “As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6,7).  Form and pattern in creation are God’s means of approaching us; and so also are man-made forms and patterns, in music, words, buildings, books and people.  God is surely able to use those forms of service made for public worship: whether those forms are ancient and rigid, or modern and flexible.  If the Spirit may inspire the extempore, He may not be limited not to inspire that which is written, read and heard.  Indeed if liturgical forms are condemned, then this distaste for what is made may be the beginning of those anti-materialist errors against which Paul fulminated.

We are of the earth but with souls, which are of the heavens.  In Christ both meet.  In the exercise of making, doing, growing, caring, we are re-made, put back together, mended.  We can do a lot on our own, but add worship to the dish and we have a Feast.

Yours truly,

Ian Whittle.

Some lines of Coleridge:

Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,

Whether the summer clothe the general earth

With greenness, or the redbreast sit and sing

Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch

Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch

Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall

Heard only in the trances of the blast,

Or if the secret ministry of frost

Shall hang them up in silent icicles,

Quietly shining to the quiet moon.

……All seasons shall be sweet to thee…..


Forthcoming Service Times – April

5th JuneSunday Pentecost 11.00amHoly Communion
12th June Sunday Trinity Sunday 11.00amMorning Prayer BCP

19th June Sunday First Sunday after Trinity Sunday 11.00amMorning Prayer BCP

26th June SundaySecond Sunday after Trinity 9.30am Holy Communion


2nd MaySundayThe Fifth Sunday of Easter 11.00amHoly Communion

Acts 8, 26 to end
1 John 4, 7 to end
John 15, 1-8
9th MaySundayThe Sixth Sunday of Easter 11.00amMorning Prayer

Acts 10, 44-end
1 John 5, 1-6
John 15, 9-17

16th MaySundayThe Seventh Sunday of Easter11.00amMorning Prayer

Acts 1, 15-17, 21 to end
1 John 5, 9-13
John 17, 6-19
23rd May Sunday Pentecost9.30amMorning Prayer

Acts 2, 1-21
Romans 8, 22-27
John 15, 26-27, John 16, 4b-15
30th May SundayTrinity Sunday 10.30pm Holy Communion
Group Service at Sharrington

Isaiah 6, 1-8
Romans 8, 12-17
John 3, 1-17