Visits to support religious education

Visits to places of worship are a vital part of pupils' growth. They bring a sense of awe and wonder into their lives.

These visits form an crucial part of the citizenship/PSHE curriculum. They give pupils an insight into how religion affects them, their family, community and culture.

During the last few years SACRE has arranged visits to various places of worship. We've involved teachers from all key stages, as well as SACRE members.

After each visit, we ask people to give feedback. We also ask for feedback about visits people feel are of high quality and would benefit other pupils. If you've recently been on a visit, please give us your views by filling in our online form.

Most of the centres have their own risk assessment documents.

SACRE recommended visits

Place Faith Description Contact
Wakefield Cathedral Christian/Anglican Workshops for Early Years to Key Stage 4
Highly recommended.

Age range: all.
(01924) 373923
Wakefield Chantry Chapel Christian/Anglican 14th century chapel with stained glass windows and crypt. Topic sessions for school parties.
(01924) 373923
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
Jamia Masjid Swafia Mosque

Park Hill Lane, Wakefield, WF1 4NJ

Muslim Modern mosque and mosque school. Great venue for studying Islam  (01924) 376555
Wakefield Central Mosque

South Street, Wakefield, WF1 4NJ

Muslim Modern, purpose-built mosque and mosque school behind Kirkgate train station. Great venue for studying Islam. 07780 465348
Barnsley Mosque

Dodworth Road, Barnsley S70 6PB

Muslim Barnsley Mosque is a converted bungalow. Imam Abdul Aziz is keen to develop links with local schools and will visit schools on request.

Age range: all.
Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir

321 Leeds Road, Bradford BD3 9LS

Hindu Very interesting speaker.  Awe-inspiring prayer room.  

Age range: all.
(01274) 439382 or 07582 100619
Singh Sabha Gurdwara

10 Grant Street, Bradford BD3 9HD

Sikh Very interesting speaker. Suitable for all ages.  Interesting religious artefacts.

Age range: all.
(01274) 439382 or 07582 100619
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Howard Road, Walkley, Sheffield S6 3RT
Buddhist A good centre to study Buddhism.

Age range: all.

(0114) 234 9994
Kilnwick Percy Hall Buddhist Centre

Pocklington, York YO42 1UF


Grade 2 listed Georgian House. 50 acres of garden, woodland, lake and parkland. Stunning ballroom (meditation room). A good centre to study Buddhism.

Age range; Secondary students.
(01759) 304832
Sheffield Jewish Centre

United Synagogue, 3 Brincliffe Crescent, Sheffield S11 9AW
Jewish  Modern mainstream Orthodox Synagogue. Has an ark and scrolls to view.

Age range; Secondary students.
(0114) 258 8855 
Sinai Synagogue

37 Roman Avenue, Leeds, LS8 2AN

Jewish  Modern Reform Synagogue. A visit lasts about one and a half hours. It includes viewing a torah and learning about how it is made. Donation of £15 per visit.

Age range: all, primary upwards.
(0113) 266 5256

View the Barnsley RE trail page to find out more about places of worship around the centre of Barnsley. You can also discover the James Hudson Taylor Trail.