Visits to support religious education

Educational visits to places of worship are an integral part of pupils' spiritual development and bring a sense of awe and wonder into their lives.

These visits form an important part of the citizenship/PSHE curriculum and give pupils an insight into how religion influences individuals, families, communities and cultures.

During the last few years SACRE has organised visits to various places of worship, involving teachers from all key stages, as well as SACRE members. Following each visit, we encourage participants to give feedback about the experience and to recommend any visits they feel are of high quality and would benefit other pupils. You can see photos from some of our visits in our gallery of local places or worship.

Most of the centres have their own risk assessment documents.

If you've recently been on a visit, please give us your views by filling in our online form.

SACRE recommended visits

Place Faith Description Contact
Wakefield Cathedral Christian/Anglican Workshops for Early Years to Key Stage 4
Highly recommended following extensive renovation and cleaning work.
(01924) 373923
Wakefield Chantry Chapel Christian/Anglican 14th century chapel with stained glass windows and original crypt. Topic sessions for school parties.
(01924) 373923
Jamia Masjid Swafia Mosque, Wakefield Muslim Modern mosque and mosque school. Excellent venue for studying Islam  Sajid
07973 687630 
Wakefield Central Mosque Muslim Modern mosque and mosque school behind Kirkgate train station. Excellent venue for studying Islam. 07780 465348 
Dewsbury Minster Christian/Anglican Suitable for all ages. Knowledgeable speakers. Lunch facilities available. Can combine with a visit to the Sikh Temple, Hindu Mandir.
(01924) 457057 
Masjid-E-Noor, Batley Muslim Excellent presentation by young, enthusiastic Imam. Well-used school rooms. Easy to combine with visits to other local places of worship such as Dewsbury Minster or Sikh Temple.
(01924) 457057 
Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Bradford Hindu Very interesting speaker. Suitable for all ages. Awe-inspiring prayer room. Bradford Interfaith Centre
(01274) 439379
Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Bradford Sikh Very interesting speaker. Suitable for all ages. Interesting religious artefacts. Bradford Interfaith Centre
(01274) 439379
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Howard Road, Walkley, Sheffield S6 3RT
Buddhist Activities and free resources. Suitable for all ages. Dave Cooke
(07903) 103338 
Sheffield Jewish Centre

United Synagogue, 3 Brincliffe Crescent, Sheffield S11 9AW
Jewish  Modern, impressive mainstream orthodox building. Impressive ark and scrolls.
(0114) 2588855 
Sheffield Cathedral

Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HA
Christian/Anglican Interesting building with classic architecture. North Chapel has a military theme. Free information leaflets including children's trail. Very knowledgeable and experienced guides. Sheffield Cathedral school visits