Welcome to Selby Abbey

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

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.

Visit our Organ Appeal website for dates >

 

Featured Events at the Abbey

Saturday 10 September - 7.30pm
THE FAIRBURN SINGERS in concert with CASTLEFORD MALE VOICE CHOIR invite you to A Musical Celebration in SELBY ABBEY.

Celebrate Last Night of the Proms LOCALLY with our Proms Finale (flags provided).

Tickets: £10 (refreshments available) from Terry Rowley 07821 603221 or Brian Dunderdale 01977 702350. Download poster.

Sunday 11th September - 4pm
Family Funtime @ the Abbey. Download poster.

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Service Times

Sunday
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 – see notice sheet for 5th Sunday)
Monday
11.30 Wholeness & Peace
(2nd Monday of the month)
12.00 Holy Communion
Wednesday
11.30 Taize Service
(Last Wednesday of the month)
Thursday
10.00 Holy Communion
Friday
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.

Children's Church

The Children's Church meets during the 10am Sunday Eucharist. Download poster