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.

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.


Featured Events at the Abbey

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

Tuesday 28th July - 12.30pm
Celebrity Organ Recital.
Organist: Paul Parsons

Saturday 1st August - From 10am
Selby Abbey Summer Fayre
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Tuesday 4th August - 12.30pm
Celebrity Organ Recital.
Organist: Paul Hale

Tuesday 11th August - 12.30pm
Celebrity Organ Recital.
Organist: Jan van Mol

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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