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 5pm 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.

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.



My Dearest Friends and Parishioners,

What a year for Great Britain and Ireland, a year of challenge and sadness, and of triumph.  For we, with resistance, triumphed.  I had the great pleasure of asking last April in the House of Lords that did the Lords Archbishop of York and Canterbury have the authority to order the closure of Parish Churches.  The legal Counsel to the Speaker of The Lords said, ‘No’.   The Church of England changed its rules overnight to guidance!

In our Constitution, under the laws and customs of England, the Parish Church belongs to the Rector and occupies a unique place in the hearts of our people.

My heart moves out to all with pain, illness or worry.  Do let me know and I shall call.  Do talk to me first before asking any other clergy who live in our several villages.  I am your man.  So just call.

And now is Summer.  Shall we enjoy it?  I think we should; and pray to the Almighty for a good harvest and peace and plenty.

So may there be Peace and Plenty, Pax et Bonum, and Fiat Lux,

Yours very truly,

Ian Whittle


Forthcoming Service Times – April

4th AprilSundayEaster Sunday11.00amHoly Communion

Isaiah 25, 6-9
Acts 10, 30-43
John 20, 1-18
11th April Sunday The Second Sunday of Easter 11.00amMorning Prayer

Acts 4, 32-35
1 John 1, 1-2.2
John 20, 19 to end
18th AprilSunday The Third Sunday of Easter 11.00amMorning Prayer

Acts 3, 12-19
1 John 3, 1-7
Luke 24, 36b-48
25th April SundayThe Fourth Sunday of Easter No Service

Acts 4, 5-12
1John 3, 16 to end
John 10,11-18


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