Welcome to Selby Abbey
Please note that Selby Abbey will be closed to the public on Thursday 7th May and Friday 8th May to facilitate the recording of the DVD on the Viscount Organ. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
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' - 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.
Selby Abbey – Decorated bicycle competition – Selby Cycle Festival – 2nd May 2015
To celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire and the Selby Cycle Festival, Selby Abbey is hosting a "decorated" bicycle competition on Saturday 2nd May.
This is open to all young people, 16 and under. There are two age categories: 11 years and under; 12 years to 16 years. There is a prize for each age category and an overall winner prize. Download poster.
Decorated bicycles can be brought to Selby Abbey on Friday 1st May between 2:30pm and 7pm. Judging will take place on Saturday 2nd May. Bicycles can be collected between 2pm and 4pm, on Saturday 2nd May. Download entry form.
What's New on Our Website
Featured Events at the Abbey
26th April - 5.30pm
Family Film Time - Muppets Most Wanted.
Saturday 2nd May - 11.20am
Stage 2 of Tour de Yorkshire starts from outside Selby Abbey at 11:20 am (see www.letour.yorkshire.com/stage-2 for details)
Monday 4th May
Bank Holiday Craft Fayre
Saturday 16th May - 7.30pm
"On our Turf"
Monday 25th May
Bank Holiday Craft Fayre
Saturday 30th May - 7.30pm
Shepherds Group Brass Band Concert
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