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
- Whats on at Selby Abbey - Summer Events 2016
- 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
Sunday 26th June - 4pm
Family Film Time - "Bill". Free admission. Download poster
Thursday 14th July - 6.30pm
The Handlebards - Much Ado About Nothing
Tickets: £12/ £10. Booking and info: www.handlebards.com
Outdoor performance | Please bring a chair or rug, a picnic and warm clothing. Download poster
Saturday 16th July - 7.30pm
York Light Orchestra - "Summer Concert"
Tickets £7 from Selby Abbey gift shop or on the door. Download poster.View 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