Selby Abbey Open
Selby Abbey is open for Public Worship (including funerals) and Individual (or family) Prayer.
Opening times are 10.00am to 3.00pm every day. There are two services of Holy Communion on Sunday and two more during the week. For more information, please see below under “Services of Public Worship”.
Under current lockdown measures we are not open for sightseeing or tourism.
The Gift Shop is not open but purchases can be made online via the Selby page on the ShopAppy website for delivery or collection.
We will continue to produce a “Sunday Sheet” with a weekly reflection, bible readings and prayers for the foreseeable future, to help people to pray and worship at home, especially those unable to join us in the Abbey as yet.
The 10.30am Sunday Service will be available to view online via the following YouTube link. https://youtu.be/UCDFADgkYSQ
An order of service has been provided to help you follow and join in with the service: Download “Selby Abbey Sunday Service”
More information from firstname.lastname@example.org or 01757 703123.
John Weetman, vicar
at this time of crisis when so many are suffering,
we pray for our nation and our world.
Give our leaders wisdom,
our Health Service strength,
our people hope.
Lead us through these parched and difficult days
to the fresh springs of joy and comfort
that we find in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Inspiring 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. 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.
With your donation, we will continue to provide a welcoming, inspiring visitor experience to Selby Abbey. Maintaining free entry to the building, we will be able to develop on our 950 years of spiritual, cultural and economic support to the local community and for those further afield. We receive no direct financial support from the state or central church to preserve our historic building, and are therefore grateful for any donation you may be able to give to keep this magnificent Abbey at the heart of Selby both now and for future generations.
Have you ever wanted a tour of the Abbey?
Why not join one of our new guided tours, free of charge, with donations welcome. These will all be delivered with social distancing and we are limiting the numbers to 10 per tour to adhere to the current government guidance on tour guiding (which still allows for a maximum of 30). They will last a maximum of one hour and must be pre-booked so we can manage the numbers. Tickets can be booked online, we look forward to welcoming you soon.
We hope that you are all well and are managing to cope with the restrictions of the current situation which is difficult for all. We thought we would put together a few resources for children to help them to continue to worship and learn about God at this time. If you would like to receive these activities via email please email us as email@example.com
Week 1 – The Raising of Lazarus
Week 2 – Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday & Good Friday
Week 3 – Easter Sunday
Week 4 – Doubting Thomas
Week 5 – The Road to Emmaus
Week 6 – The Good Shepherd
Week 7 – I am the Way, the Truth and the Life
Week 8 – Noah and the Ark
Week 9 – Jesus’ Ascension
Week 10 – Pentecost
Week 11 – Trinity
Week 12 – Jesus Sends out his Disciples
Week 13 – Jesus is baptised by John the Baptist
Week 14 – St Peter
Week 15 – Love one another
Week 16 – Parable of the Sower
Week 17 – Call of Samuel
Week 18 – The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Week 19 – The Light of the World
Week 20 – Jesus Walks on Water
Week 21 – The Salt of the Earth
Week 22 – Who is Jesus
Week 23 – Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me
Week 24 – The 10 Commandments
Week 25 – The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
Week 26 – Parable of the Two Sons
Other Children’s Activities
These activities are secular in nature and aim to provide resources for your child/children to learn about Easter and other elements of the Abbey’s history, Christian beliefs and ways of life. These activities will be updated on a weekly basis and will be free to download and access.
Time After 8 Activity Sheet – 3rd May 2020
Time After 8 Activity Sheet – 10th May 2020
Time After 8 Activity Sheet – 17th May 2020
Time After 8 Activity Sheet – 24th May 2020
Time After 8 Activity Sheet – 31st May 2020
Time After 8 Activity Sheet – 7th June 2020
Time After 8 Activity Sheet – 14th June 2020 + Guide to common bryophytes
Time After 8 Activity Sheet – 21st June 2020
Time After 8 Activity Sheet – 28th June 2020
Time After 8 Activity Sheet – 5th July 2020
Time After 8 Activity Sheet – 12th July 2020
Time After 8 Activity Sheet-Summer Sessions
Pictures of completed activities can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org