Meeting the cost
For a donation of over £10,000
Your name will be inscribed on a Major Donors’ Board permanently displayed in the Abbey.
For a minimum donation of £500
You can support the 950th Anniversary Roof Appeal by purchasing a masonry block which will be used to replace a piece of damaged medieval stone. Donors will be given certificates signed by the Bishop of Selby recognising their generosity and identifying where their stone will be placed.
The names of all donors will be recorded in the benefactors’ book on permanent display in the Abbey.
We have achieved so much in recent years with your generous support but we are asking for your help once more.
'The names of all donors will be recorded in the benefactors’ book on permanent display in the Abbey.'
£3 million is the estimated cost of the restoration
This includes re-leading the south nave aisle roof, repairing high level gutters on the central tower, north transept and north and south sides of the nave as well as replacing eroded and damaged stonework.
The Roof Appeal Fund is commencing with £100,000
We will research the potential for grants from Heritage
organisations, the National Lottery and Charitable Trusts and Foundations
We will explore donations from individuals and businesses
as well as business sponsorship
We have plans to hold an annual celebrity organ recital series
A major orchestral concert celebrating the 950th Anniversary of the Abbey’s founding will take place on Friday 6th September 2019.
Chairman of Trustees
The Rt Revd
Dr John Thomson,
Bishop of Selby
The Revd Canon
Vicar of Selby Abbey
Brig. Jeremy Gaskell, OBE
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