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.



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,

This is an exciting part of the year in any part of the country.  Thomas Hardy writing about Dorset in ‘The Darkling Thrush’ compares winter desolation to all that has gone before: ‘Century’s corpse outleant; His crypt the cloudy canopy, The wind his death-lament.’  Winter has a poor effect upon many.  But suddenly Thomas Hardy sees ‘An aged thrush, frail, gaunt and small, In blast-beruffled plume,’ who sings ‘thus to fling his soul Upon the growing gloom.’  The poet, moved, admits

‘That I could think there trembled through

His happy good-night air

Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew

And I was unaware.’

Here is hope, not so far removed from the great Hope and Pledge of our resurrection tied to that of Christ Jesus.  Our hope in the Spring is a natural swish to our eternal Hope; and hope springs eternal in the human heart.

May I wish you delight in these months of beauty and promise, and may we deal with each other and all humanity with the same urge to care, to protect, to be vigilant and to be bold.

Yours very truly,

Ian Whittle

The Rectory, Langham 01328 830246



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


7th May SundayThe Fifth Sunday of Easter 11.00amSongs of Praise for the Coronation
14th MaySundayThe Sixth Sunday of Easter 11.00amMorning Prayer
18th MayThursday Ascension Day11.00amAscension Day Service at Langahm
21st MaySunday The Seventh Sunday of Waster 11.00amMorning Prayer
28th May SundayPentecost 9.30amHoly Communion