SELBY ABBEY OPEN FOR WORSHIP
Selby Abbey will be open for public worship again from the weekend of 4/5th July. There will be two services of Holy Communion on Sunday and two more during the week. For more information please see below under “Services of Public Worship”.
In addition, weddings, baptisms and funerals may take place in the Abbey again, although with certain restrictions in place. Please contact us on 01757 703123 or email@example.com for more information.
Visitors are also welcome to come to the Abbey for purposes including, but no longer restricted to, individual prayer. The Coffee Shop will remain closed for the time being and access to some parts of the Abbey may be restricted. Visiting may also not be possible during services. Contact us if you want to check in advance.
The Abbey will be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm each day until further notice.
We will continue to produce a “Sunday Sheet” with a weekly reflection, bible readings and prayers to help people to pray and worship at home, especially those unable to join us in the Abbey for now.
“We are pleased to be able to welcome people back to the Abbey for public worship after an absence of three months that has been almost unprecedented in our 951 year history. We will be following Government and Church of England guidance aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus and various procedures and restrictions will be in place so this is not a return to services as normal, but it is an important step forward. I would recommend that anyone thinking of joining us for worship checks out the information provided to find out what will be involved and what times the services will start before coming along.”
John Weetman, vicar
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and the fearful, and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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.
What’s New on Our Website
Selby Abbey is looking to secure Heritage Lottery Funds to undertake urgent repairs to the roof and stonework of this important building. The funding will enable the abbey to improve how it tells the story of its
- Services of Public Worship at Selby Abbey
- This Week’s Sunday Sheet
- Prayers for Our Nation
- 950th Anniversary Roof Appeal
- Privacy Notice
- Safeguarding Policy
- Download ‘Icons of Christ’ – A sermon preached by The Rt Revd Dr John Thomson, Bishop of Selby for the Patronal Festival of St Germain at Selby Abbey on 4th August 2019
- Resilient Heritage Project Blog
Shop & Donate
Funds raised from the sale of our Organ Master Series CDs and DVDs will be used to assist the work of the Selby Abbey 950 Roof Appeal.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Pictures of completed activities can be sent to email@example.com
There are no upcoming events.
08.00 Holy Communion
10.00 Sung Eucharist
16.00 Family Fun Time @ the Abbey
(2nd Sunday of the month)
18.30 Choral Evensong
(1st & 3rd Sunday of the month)
18.30 Evensong (said)
(2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday of the month)
11.30 Wholeness & Peace
(2nd Monday of the month)
12.00 Holy Communion
10.00 Abbey Tots
(1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month)
11.30 Taize Service
(Last Wednesday of the month)
10.00 Holy Communion
12.00 Midday Prayer
The Abbey is open to visitors daily 09.00 to 16.00.
The Abbey Coffee Shop is open most days between 10am – 3pm, serving hot buttered teacakes, cakes, hot chocolate, cup of soup, tea and coffee.