Welcome to Selby Abbey
Iconic architecture; sacred space and a vibrant worshiping community make Selby Abbey the place it is today. Men and women have worshiped here and served the wider community for over 900 years. Selby is a small Yorkshire town, 12 miles South of York with one of the most superb Abbey churches to be found anywhere in England. Selby Abbey is often called the hidden Gem of Yorkshire as no other church has the size, the age or the beauty that makes this building so unique. The Abbey is not just a building it is a living and vibrant part of the local community yet provides space that allow the visitor and the worshiper alike to find peace, tranquillity and the very presence of God.
Throughout its long and turbulent history the Abbey has undergone many changes and therefore never stands still. We look forward to welcoming you to this very grand building and hope you will enjoy it for its history, its architecture and its space but above all for an encounter with God.
'Fernando Germani at Selby Abbey' - historic CD now available.
The Hill organ of Selby Abbey was brought to international prominence by the recordings of Italian Virtuoso Fernando Germani during the 1960s. His LPs of Franck, Reger, Liszt and Widor displayed the stunning sounds of the organ. Now a digitally remastered CD of these iconic interpretations has been newly released.
Price £10 + postage. Order a copy today - just visit the Hill Organ at Selby Abbey page for details - all proceeds to the Organ Appeal.
What's New on Our Website
Featured Events at the Abbey
28th March - 7pm
The Northern Quaker Schools’ Concert
Tickets: £8 adults/£5 concessions
29th March - 6.30pm
Music for Passiontide: 'The Crucifixion' - Stainer. Ian Thompson-Smith (Bass) and Thomas Cooke (Tenor)
11th April - 7.30pm
Rhiannon Davies Presents 'A Night with the Phantom' in the stunning gothic beauty of Selby Abbey.
Tickets £12 and £10 concession available from the Abbey Gift Shop or directly from the choir at email@example.com 01977704438.
26th April - 5.30pm
Family Film Time - Muppets Most Wanted.
Abbey Opening Times
The Abbey is open to the public from 9am until 4pm, every day inc Sunday.
The Abbey Coffee Shop is open most days between 10am - 3pm, serving hot buttered teacakes, cakes, hot chocolate, cup of soup, tea and coffee.
Abbey Sunday School
The Abbey Sunday School meets during the 10am Sunday Eucharist. Download poster