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.

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
Bev Howes
(01924) 373923
Wakefield Chantry Chapel Christian/
Anglican
14th century chapel with stained glass windows and original crypt
Topic sessions for school parties
Bev Howes
(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
Interfaith Kirklees
or
(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
 
Interfaith Kirklees
or
(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 
Rabbi Golumb
(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
Booking form