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.
What's New on Our Website
- New Concerts & Events
- Hill Organ Appeal
- Norman Font Conservation Appeal
- Carillon in the Clock Tower
- Latest Notices & Diary
Coming up in 2016
Free lunchtime organ recitals in association with Viscount.
This prestigious series of concerts will feature cathedral and concert organists from the UK and from Europe who are among the most distinguished performers in the world.
Featured Events at the Abbey
Saturday 23rd April - 7.30pm
Join us for Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration. An evening of music performed by The Yorkshire Volunteer Band and The Children of Appleton Roebuck School. £7.00 Adults, £3.50 Children. Tickets can be purchased from Selby Town Council, Selby Abbey, Selby District Council and The Ark in Tadcaster. Download poster
Sunday 24th April - 4pm
Family Film Time - "Star Wars VI - Return of the Jedi". Free admission. Download poster
Saturday 21st May - 7.30pm
Massed Male Voice Choir Concert.
Admission £7.50 Concessions £6.50. Tickets ring 01757 701807 or 07738051814 and on the door.Download posterView all events >
08.00 Holy Communion
10.00 Sung Eucharist
16.00 Family Fun Time @ the Abbey (The Abbeys own Messy Church)
(2nd Sunday of the month)
18.30 Choral Evensong
(1st & 3rd Sunday of the month – see notice sheet for 5th Sunday)
11.30 Wholeness & Peace
(2nd Monday of the month)
12.00 Holy Communion
11.30 Taize Service
(Last Wednesday of the month)
10.00 Holy Communion
The Abbey is open to visitors daily 09.00 to 16.00.
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