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

Dear Friends and Parishioners,

Are we in late Winter or early Spring?  Christmas and Epiphany are a little way behind us.  But just before they fade away I would like to thank the many who arranged all sorts of carol Services and really special things for all within my ten villages and nine parishes, and those who joined us from beyond.  We welcomed about a thousand people to carol and Christmas and Epiphany Services.

Epiphany is the Showing Forth of the infant Christ to the entire world.  The three wise men, the three kings, led by a star had found Him in the royal town of Israel, Bethlehem.  After the wonderful events there He went eventually to Nazareth, where He lived and worked.

What did His Mother Mary do with the gold, frankincense and myrrh?  A friend gave me at Christmas a bar of soap ‘Triple Milled Bar Soap’ made in New Zealand.  “How to use: Lather onto wet skin, rinse off.”  Well, I never!

Christ’s gifts of course meant much, and had symbolic meaning as well as worth.

Gold for a king, frankincense for a priest and myrrh for a corpse.  Almighty God entrusted Himself to us in His Son.  What we make of the Present is our own affair and also our Judgement.

May I wish you a growth in knowledge, understanding, faith and humility as the world turns in its eternal cycle of growth.  And may Almighty God bless you through His Son, born in that stable.

‘O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum; ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, iacentem in praesepio.  Beata Virgo, cuius viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Christum.

O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger.  Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord.

Yours very truly,

Ian Whittle


Forthcoming Service Times – December

2nd DecemberSundayThe First Sunday of Advent11.00amHoly Communion
4th DecemberTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
9th DecemberSundayThe Second Sunday of Advent11.00amHoly Communion
11th DecemberTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
16th DecemberSundayThe Third Sunday of Advent11.00amFamily Service
18th DecemberTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
23rd DecemberSundayThe Fourth Sunday of Adven9.30amHoly Communion
24th DecemberMondayChristmas Eve4.00pmCrib Sevice
24th DecemberMondayChristmas Eve11.00pmMidnight Holy Communion
25th DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day10.30amCarols and readings
30th DecemberSundayThe First Sunday of Christmas10.30amGroup Service at Gunthorpe (Holy Communion)


1st JanuaryTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
6th JanuarySundayEpiphany of our Lord3.30pmEpiphany Carol Sevice (with Richeldis Singers)
8th JanuaryTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
13th JanuarySundayBaptism of Christ11.00amHoly Communion
15th JanuaryTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
20th JanuarySundayThe Third Sunday of Epiphany11.00amFamily Service
22nd JanuaryTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer
27th JanuarySundayThe Fourth Sunday of Epiphany9.30amHoly Communion
29th JanuaryTuesday3.30pmEvening Prayer