Welcome to Selby Abbey

Welcome to Selby Abbey

Iconic 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. Selby Abbey is often called the hidden Gem of Yorkshire as no other church has the size, the age or the beauty that makes this building so unique. 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.

 

Featured Events at the Abbey

Saturday 18th November: 7.30pm
District Chairman's Charity Concert*

Featuring the Fairburn Singers and the Yorkshire Volunteers Band
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Saturday 2nd December: 10am to 4pm
Christmas Fayre


Sunday 3rd December:
4.00pm Christingle Service
6.30pm Advent Procession – 'Veni Emmanuel'


Friday 8th December: 6.30pm
Christian Aid 'Big Sing'


Saturday 9th December: 7.30pm
Selby Music Centre Concert with York RI Band*


Sunday 10th December: 4.00pm
'Light up a Life'

St Leonard's Hospice invite you to remember a loved one this Christmas


Saturday 16th December: 7.30pm
The Fairburn Singers

in concert with Kippax Brass Band*
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Sunday 17th December: 6.30pm
'Carols by Candlelight'

Christmas Carol Service


Sunday 24th December - Christmas Eve
8.00 am Holy Communion
10.00 am Sung Eucharist
4.00 pm 'Crib Service'
11.00 pm Midnight Mass


Monday 25th December – Christmas Day
8.00 am Holy Communion
9.00 am Holy Communion – (at St Richards)
10.00 am Sung Eucharist


Please see Notice Board for more information. Tickets available for Concerts from the Gift Shop (where applicable)* or you may pay on the door on the evening

 

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 – see notice sheet for 5th Sunday)
Monday
11.30 Wholeness & Peace
(2nd Monday of the month)
12.00 Holy Communion
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