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 11am and 3.30pm 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 at 11.00am 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 staring on Sunday June 6th 2021. 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.
My Dear Friends and Parishioners,
Over the years this little bit of the Old Testament has come to me with ancient and new vigour, Isaiah Chapter 35; and I would recommend you to have a look: v.1 “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” – Here is Spring…, the remembrance and daily delight of newness. I have watched flowers and leaves come to life here and have been pulled up with them.
But there is sadness, always sadness. I see more dying and dead people than do most, but there is another line: v.4 “Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.” That floors me. And it lifts me. Our Lord God is the Lord of Life. It was wonderful that in our parishes on Easter Sunday 266 people worshipped publicly. He rose for us all.
Now, v.10 ”And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” Christ Jesus is King and Lord of All. You. Me. The Pigs. The Goats. The Chickens. The newts. Now is the time of our Wake up. Be stirred. Be of good cheer. By His blood we are saved.
May I wish you a full Enjoyment of the Summer.
Yours very truly,
Ian Whittle Sanguis Christi vivifira nos.
The Rectory, Langham 01328 830246
Forthcoming Service Times – April
|4th April||Sunday||Easter Sunday||11.00am||Holy Communion
Isaiah 25, 6-9
Acts 10, 30-43
John 20, 1-18
|11th April||Sunday||The Second Sunday of Easter||11.00am||Morning Prayer
Acts 4, 32-35
1 John 1, 1-2.2
John 20, 19 to end
|18th April||Sunday||The Third Sunday of Easter||11.00am||Morning Prayer
Acts 3, 12-19
1 John 3, 1-7
Luke 24, 36b-48
|25th April||Sunday||The Fourth Sunday of Easter||No Service
Acts 4, 5-12
1John 3, 16 to end
|2nd May||Sunday||The Fifth Sunday of Easter||11.00am||Holy Communion
Acts 8, 26 to end
1 John 4, 7 to end
John 15, 1-8
|9th May||Sunday||The Sixth Sunday of Easter||11.00am||Morning Prayer
Acts 10, 44-end
1 John 5, 1-6
John 15, 9-17
|16th May||Sunday||The Seventh Sunday of Easter||11.00am||Morning Prayer
Acts 1, 15-17, 21 to end
1 John 5, 9-13
John 17, 6-19
|23rd May||Sunday||Pentecost||9.30am||Morning Prayer
Acts 2, 1-21
Romans 8, 22-27
John 15, 26-27, John 16, 4b-15
|30th May||Sunday||Trinity Sunday||10.30pm||Holy Communion
Group Service at Sharrington
Isaiah 6, 1-8
Romans 8, 12-17
John 3, 1-17