Welcome to Selby Abbey
Inspiring 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. 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
Selby Abbey is looking to secure Heritage Lottery Funds to undertake urgent repairs to the roof and stonework of this important building. The funding will enable the abbey to improve how it tells the story of its 950 year history and will help people benefit more from its facilities. Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey which will help us achieve our aim.
- NEW! Selby Abbey Survey
- New Concerts & Events
- 950th Anniversary Roof Appeal
- Norman Font Conservation Appeal
- Latest Notices & Diary
Free Lunchtime Organ Recitals
After the success of the 2016 and 2017 Recital Series, the Selby Abbey Trust has arranged a series of FREE Celebrity Organ Recitals in 2018. Find out more
Monday 28th May – All Day
Bank Holiday Activities – Craft Stalls, Tombola and Refreshments
Saturday 2nd June at 12.30 pm
Lord Williams’s Festival Chorus and John Gibbons (Organist) – Lunchtime Concert Download poster
Saturday 16th June at 6.00 pm
Young Musicians Competition
Tuesday 26th June – Lunchtime Celebrity Organ Recitals
Aleksandr Nisse (The Carmelite Church Dublin)
Saturday 30th June at 7.30 pm
Selby Abbey Choristers in Concert
Tuesday 3rd July – Lunchtime Celebrity Organ Recitals
Ashley Grote (Norwich Cathedral)
Saturday 14th July 2018 at 7.30pm
Selby Abbey Presents the York Light Orchestra Summer Concert. Tickets £7.50* Download poster
Please see Notice Board for more information. Tickets available for Concerts from the Gift Shop (where applicable)* or you may pay on the door on the evening.
08.00 Holy Communion
10.00 Sung Eucharist
16.00 Family Fun Time @ the Abbey
(2nd Sunday of the month)
18.30 Choral Evensong
(1st & 3rd Sunday of the month)
18.30 Evensong (said)
(2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday of the month)
11.30 Wholeness & Peace
(2nd Monday of the month)
12.00 Holy Communion
10.00 Abbey Tots
(1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month)
11.30 Taize Service
(Last Wednesday of the month)
10.00 Holy Communion
12.00 Midday Prayer
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.
The Children's Church meets during the 10am Sunday Eucharist. Download poster