Children & Family

Children and Young People are always welcome to join in with any of our services and activities in the Abbey, although some are organised particularly with children and young people in mind, including those mentioned in this leaflet.

In addition, a ‘Sunday School’ takes place in the St Nicholas room on Sundays during the 10am service for children of school age and accompanied pre-school children. Ask one of the ‘Welcomers’ by the door if you are interested.

The Abbey Choir

Children & Family

If you like singing and would like to join the Abbey Choir (adults and children), please contact the Director of Music via the Abbey Office: 01757 703123

During term time and at Easter and Christmas, the Choir sing at the 10am Sung Eucharist every Sunday morning and at the 6.30pm Choral Evensong once or twice a month.

The junior choristers also sing for special services and weddings and perform an annual summer concert.

The Choristers practice on Tuesdays from 5.00 to 6.00pm and on Fridays from 6.00 to 8.00pm.


Children & Family

Anyone from 8 years old and upwards is welcome to join our team of bell-ringers. Tuition is provided. No experience needed.  (Under 12s accompanied by an adult). Junior practice is 6.30 to 7.30 on Thursday evenings in the Abbey Bell Tower.

Contact Roger Riley via the Abbey Office for more information.

Abbey Tots

Children & Family

An opportunity for worship and play for Babies and Toddlers and their parents, grandparents and carers, with tea or coffee and conversation.

10.00am on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for one hour in the St Nicholas room in the Abbey.

Family Funtime @ the Abbey

Children & Family

An opportunity for primary school children to enjoy bible stories, songs, creativity, prayer, art and play, followed by party food and chat.

Ages 4-11yrs, accompanied by an adult. 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.  3.00-4.30pm

Holiday Clubs

Activities during the Easter and summer school holidays for children of all ages.

For more information, see our What’s On calendar, Facebook or notices, or contact Karen Banks via the Abbey Office.


ALIVE youth club really is ALIVE! Come and join us to have some well needed enjoyment and laughter. We do loads of random and wacky activities, games and crafts, as well as a few trips a year so it is well worth coming along!

It is a great place to make friends and catch up with your mates too! We some-times get visitors like the Fire Brigade, and have trip to places like Laser Tag, Inflatanation and the Summit. Above all, we have a short time of discussion where the young people have the opportunity to ask any BIG questions the have about life, the world and universe!

Get involved in some great activities and have some amazing experiences with people your own age; make long-lasting friendships; and have fun!

For those aged 8-16yrs. Every Tuesday during term-time, 6pm-7.15pm. @ Selby Abbey (entry via side/south door). Includes nibbles at the start.

For more information contact Rebecca Watkins via the Abbey Office.

Safeguarding Information

A copy of Selby Abbey’s policy for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults is available from the Office.

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