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.
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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
- Selby 950 information including Selby 950 events calendar
- 950th Anniversary Roof Appeal
- Latest Notices & Diary
- Privacy Notice
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- 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
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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.
Free lunchtime organ recitals
After the success of the annual Recital Series since 2015, the Selby Abbey Trust has arranged a series of FREE 2019 Celebrity Organ Recitals to be performed on the historic William Hill Organ from the nave console.
This prestigious series of concerts will feature cathedral and concert organists from the UK and from Europe who are among the most distinguished performers in the world.
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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.
The Children’s Church meets during the 10am Sunday Eucharist. Download poster