Welcome to Selby Abbey
Selby Abbey Organ Appeal

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.

Fernando Germani at Selby Abbey

'Fernando Germani at Selby Abbey' - historic CD now available.

The Hill organ of Selby Abbey was brought to international prominence by the recordings of Italian Virtuoso Fernando Germani during the 1960s. His LPs of Franck, Reger, Liszt and Widor displayed the stunning sounds of the organ. Now a digitally remastered CD of these iconic interpretations has been newly released.

Price £10 + postage. Order a copy today - just visit the Hill Organ at Selby Abbey page for details - all proceeds to the Organ Appeal.


Next Events at the Abbey

23rd November - 5:30pm
Family FILM time - Featuring Frozen – “Free”. Download poster.

6th December - 6:30pm
Carols at Selby Abbey: A Christian Aid Big Christmas Sing (featuring local schools). Tickets £5 Adult, Children free available on the door. Download poster.

7th December - 4pm
Christingle Service (In aid of the Children’s Society). No charge – retiring collection. Download poster.

9th December - 7:30pm
BBC Radio York Carol Service. No charge – retiring collection. Download poster.

21st December - 6:30pm
Carols by Candlelight. No charge – retiring collection

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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