Selby Abbey has stood for almost 1,000 years as a testament to endurance during some of England’s most destructive periods in history. As a building it is magnificent; as history it is much of England; as an institution it is both tainted with wickedness and also touched by God. This Abbey Church, dedicated to Our Lord, Our Lady and St Germain, has been both the home to a community of monks, destroyed by fire and rebuilt by human hand and now resides at the heart of community life in this small Yorkshire town.
For the casual visitor, there is much to learn by skimming through the pages linked below. For those of you who wish to explore our heritage in more detail, this website is filled with fascinating facts that will entertain and inform. Above all, we hope this website will bring you to us and let you feel the whispers of the past as you soak up the atmosphere of this most ancient of England’s churches.