Committee details

Committee details

The Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

Purpose of committee

The role of SACRE is to support and give us advice on matters that are related to collective worship and religious education in community schools.


Manchester SACRE is a statutory body, made up of people from a wide range of faith groups who volunteer to be members. It is not part of the local authority, which means that they can ask us the Council review the locally agreed Religious Education syllabus. SACRE will also consider requests from schools that want to stop providing an act of worship (broadly Christian in nature) to some, or all of the children in the school.


The new Manchester Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2016-2021 is a collaboration between the Council and five other Greater Manchester authorities. The other partners are Tameside, Trafford, Stockport, Salford and colleagues from RE Today. It is the syllabus to be used by all community schools and is recommended for Church schools, academies and free schools.


Contact information

Support officer: Nick Paul. Email:

Phone: 07903559677