- 1315-2010 (Creation)
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There was a parish church at Selby from at least the thirteenth century. It was appropriated to the Abbey of Selby, which had been founded in 1069, and remained subject to the peculiar jurisdiction of Selby until the nineteenth century. The living was augmented in 1772, 1787, 1788, 1796, 1812, 1819 and 1820.
The original church stood on Church Hill. In 1618 it was replaced as parish church by Selby Abbey, which had been largely unused since the surrender of its monastic community during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The Abbey had been dedicated to St Mary and St German (or Germain) and retained this dedication as parish church.
The Abbey church suffered significant damage during the Commonwealth period of the 1650s and in 1690 the central tower collapsed, destroying the south transept. The tower was subsequently rebuilt, albeit poorly, and the church continued in a poor state of repair until the nineteenth century when it underwent two restorations. The first, by Sir Gilbert Scott c.1872, restored the nave, and the second, by J. Oldrid Scott c.1890, restored the choir and side aisles. The church was restored again in 1907-1909 after it was damaged by fire, and in 1912 the south transept was rebuilt at the expense of William Liversedge.
In 1867 part of the parish separated to form the parish of Selby St James. An addition of parts of Barlby parish occurred in 1929. A new chapel was built in Barwic Parade, Selby, in 1961, dedicated to St Richard. The chapel has since become a community and worship centre.
Today the parish of Selby is part of the Selby Abbey benefice, which also includes St Richard’s Church, Selby.
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Revised by S. Kent, September 2016.