Welcome to Selby Abbey

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 950 year history and will help people benefit more from its facilities. 

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.

Visit our Shop & Donate page

Upcoming Events

A Spring Celebration of Music

Date: 6 April 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Selby Abbey

The Fairburn Singers in concert with Castleford Choral Society invite you to ‘A Spring Celebration of Music’. Tickets £10 (refreshments available) from Selby Abbey Office.

Music, hymns, readings and prayers from the 1969 Royal Maundy service

Date: 14 April 2019

Time: 6.30pm

Location: Selby Abbey

Speaker: The Revd Rachel Benson, High Steward of Selby Abbey

Please see Notice Board for more information. Tickets available from the Gift Shop or you may pay on the door on the evening.

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Service Times

Sunday
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)
Monday
11.30 Wholeness & Peace
(2nd Monday of the month)
12.00 Holy Communion
Tuesday
10.00 Abbey Tots 
(1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month)
Wednesday
11.30 Taize Service
(Last Wednesday of the month)
Thursday
10.00 Holy Communion
Friday
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.


Children’s Church

The Children’s Church meets during the 10am Sunday Eucharist. Download poster