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.

D'Arcy Trinkwon plays The Viscount Organ of Selby Abbey

"D'Arcy Trinkwon plays The Viscount Organ of Selby Abbey" - DVD now available.

An outstanding virtuoso organist D'Arcy Trinkwon performs in leading international festivals & concerts worldwide. Preview D'Arcy Trinkwon playing Étude Symphonique by Enrico Bossi.

Price from £17. Order a copy today - just visit the Selby Abbey Organ Appeal website for details


Featured Events at the Abbey

Download our "What’s on at The Abbey in August & September" poster.

29th -31st August
Selby Camera Club Annual Exhibition

Monday 31st August
Bank Holiday Craft Fayre

Tuesday 1st September - 12.30pm
Organ Recital
Visit Viscount Classical Organs for more information

Saturday 5th September - 7.00pm
Hill Male Voice Choir In Concert
Tickets : £8.00. Available from the Abbey Gift Shop or on the door. Download poster

Sunday 13th September - 4pm
Family Funtime @ The Abbey. Download poster

Sunday 27th September - 5.30pm
Family Filmtime - "How to train your dragon". Free admission. Download poster

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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