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

Saturday 27th September - 7pm
A Night to Remember - "Featuring music from both world wars". Download poster.

Sunday 28th September - 5.30pm
Family FILM time "Epic". Download poster.

Tuesday 30th September (7pm) & Wednesday 1st October (1pm &7.30pm)
"Not About Heroes" - An Award winning play by Stephen Macdonald – Part of a UK and West End Tour 2014. A production by Feelgood Theatre. For further information, click for poster or to buy tickets click here.

Sunday 12th October - 4pm
Family Funtime @ the Abbey. Download poster.

Thursday 30th October - 7.30pm
Maasai Warriors – "The Osiligi Troupe – An opportunity to experience the diverse culture of the Maasia". Download poster.


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