Parish & Community






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.


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 4pm for individual prayer in line with social distancing and  hand hygiene guidelines.

The Priory Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross will be open for worship from July 5th as listed under Services at 11.00am in line with social distancing and  hand hygiene guidelines.




Zoom Services on Sundays continue during August at 5pm (note the new time) following morning services in our churches. There will be a special service on Sunday 30th August at 5pm to celebrate the worship we have shared together on-line during these days. th From the beginning of September, we will hold a Zoom Evensong at 5pm on the first Sunday of each month, starting on 6 September. Everyone is welcome! To participate please telephone Ian Newton on 01328 830947 or email iannewton46@ You will be warmly welcomed.
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,
I should think you are familiar with the war-time poster in vivid red with a symbolised crown and the motto ‘Keep calm and carry on’. It appears on many things, from mugs to mouse-mats. And it’s been a good motto for these many weeks of change and worry. And so many have so bravely and sacrificially carried on. We salute them all.

As a child I was rather motto mad. My favourite was and is that belonging to my Irish family, Virtute non Vi, by virtue not by fear. Rather touching as the family arrived as Vikings. But they sacrificed much for the Catholic Faith. Another was the school motto, Avita pro Fide, For the Ancient Faith, a reminder to hold dear the traditions of the past whilst working hard to learn new things.

Queen Elizabeth I’s was also a good one, and it is carved over the door at King’s Lynn town hall, Semper Eadem, always the same. Some things do not change, love, goodness, hope, self-sacrifice, and the profound truths of the Gospel. Against these, death, disease and disorder have no power.

The last motto to put before you is one I looked at almost every day when growing up. Tenay le Vray, Hold to the Truth is the motto of the Towneleys of Towneley, in Lancashire, determinedly Catholic from the first until now, despite fines, exile, executions and all the rest. You can run in the park, dabble in the streams, play in the garden and pray in the chapel. Hold to the Truth. Keep calm and carry on loving.
Yours truly,

Ian Whittle,

The Rectory, Langham 01328 830246



Forthcoming Service Times – February

2nd SundayCandlemas11.00amHoly Communion
4thTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
9thSundayThe Fourth Sunday before Lent11.00amHoly Communion
11thTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
16thSundayThe Third Sunday before Lent11.00amFamily Service
18th Tuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
23rdSundayThe Sunday next before Lent9.30amHoly Communion


1st MarchSundayThe First Sunday of Lent11.00amHoly Communion
3rd MarchTuesday 3.30pmEvening Prayer
8th MarchSunday The Second Sunday of Lent11.00amHoly Communion
10th March Tuesday 3.30pmEvening Prayer
15th MarchSundayThe Third Sunday of Lent11.00amFamily Service
17th March Tuesday 3.30pmEvening Prayer
22nd March SundayThe Fourth Sunday of Lent
Mothering Sunday
9.30amMothering Sunday Service
24th March Tuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
29th March Sunday The Fifth Sunday of Lent 10.30amHC
Group Service at Bale