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 as below. 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 Step return to normality for England (March 9th until at least June 21st 2021), there will be a Zoom Evensong each Sunday at 5pm.
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,
The best months of the year are upon us, lovely April and May. The unstoppable, beautiful change of earth, sky, wind and light. And it involves Easter. Easter is birthed in Spring, Easter is our Life’s Spring. Two thousand years ago our Lord gave up His life, that we might link our lives to His: forgiven, accepted, loved. And with the paradise of an eternal life. This sort of faith is shocking, but it is true and open to all. This living Faith is the lifeblood of the totally awake man or woman.
The faith has captivated people in every century. Truth has a ring! And people respond differently. I offer you lines of Henry Vaughan. And may I wish you a most thoughtful, most understanding and most lovely Easter.
Henry Vaughan (1622 – 1695) was nicknamed ‘the Silurist’ because of his love for his native county of Brecknockshire in Wales (once inhabited by the Silures). He studied law at Oxford and in London, then changed from law to medicine and returned to Wales as a doctor. Vaughan may have served as a surgeon in the English Civil War. He was certainly an ardent supporter of the king, and fought on the king’s side. He and his twin brother Thomas were imprisoned for their Royalist sympathies. Vaughan’s spiritual life was suddenly deepened after a serious illness, and from then on he wrote only religious poetry and tried to suppress his earlier, more light-hearted works.
Death and darkness get you packing, Nothing now to man is lacking,
All your triumphs now are ended, And what Adam marred is mended; Graves are beds now for the weary, Death a nap, to wake more merry; Youth now, full of pious duty,
Seeks in thee for perfect beauty,
The weak, and aged tired, with length Of days, from thee look for new strength, And infants with thy pangs contest
As pleasant, as if with the breast;
Then, unto him, who thus hath thrown Even to contempt thy kingdom down, And by his blood did us advance
Unto his own inheritance,
To him be glory, power, praise,
From this, unto the last of days.
Yours very truly, Ian Whittle
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