Outside body

Lancashire Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)


The Lancashire Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) is a committee made up of four groups: Representatives of the Christian denominations and other religions reflecting the principal religious traditions of the area; the Church of England; Teacher and head teacher associations; County Councillors.  The SACRE meets approximately four times a year.

The SACRE's main function is to advise the local authority on matters related to the religious education which follows the Agreed Syllabus, and on collective worship in schools. 

Find out further information about SACRE. 

Contact information

Misbah Bhatti
Tel (01772) 530818 Email: &nbsp;<a href="mailto:misbah.bhatti@lancashire.gov.uk">misbah.bhatti@lancashire.gov.uk</a>

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PO Box 78
County Hall

Phone: (01772) 530818

Our representatives

  • Robert Ash - Jewish Representative
  • Mr B McMullen    (Representing the Roman Catholic Church)
  • Mr S Jones    (Representing the Roman Catholic Church)
  • Mrs H Shukla    (Representing Hinduism)
  • Ishwer Tailor
  • Mr Ephraim Guttentag - Judaism
  • Kelsang Pagpa    (Representing Buddhism)
  • Mr P Martin  (Chair)  (Representing the ASCL)
  • Mrs J E O'Rourke    (Representing the Church of Enland)
  • Ms Lisa Horobin - (Representing the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education)
  • Mrs H Sage    (Representing the Church of England)
  • Mr J Wilson    (Representing the Church of England)
  • Mr F Williams    (Representing Lancashire County Council)
  • CC A Cheetham    (Representing Lancashire County Council)
  • Karen Stephens - NAHT
  • Janet Westray - Catholic Diocese of Lancaster representing the Roman Catholic Church
  • Ms J Harris  (Co-optee Non-voting)  (Teachers in the Secondary Sector - shares with Kate Murry)
  • Mrs K Cooper  (Co-optee Non-voting)  (Representing the LASGB)
  • Ms J Clarke  (Co-optee Non-voting)  (Representing NATRE)
  • Mr Afrasiab Anwar
  • Dr Malcolm Craig (Observer) - (Representing the Bahá’i Faith)
  • Ms J Jarvis  (Observer)  (Representing the BHA)
  • Ms Julie Roper - Representing the NASUWT
  • County Councillor Sobia Malik
  • County Councillor Yousuf Motala
  • Mrs Nikki Chappelow - Church of England
  • Sally Elton-Chalcraft (Co-optee Non-voting) - Higher Education University of Cumbria
  • Julie Gordon - Teacher Association ATL
  • Mufti Javid Pathan - Islam
  • Mr Abdul Hamid Qureshi - Islam
  • Maulana Suhail Akubat - Islam
  • Mufti Khalid Ibrahim - Islam
  • Mrs Catherine Maddocks - Roman Catholic Church
  • Mrs Tibret Safraz - Islam
  • Carolyn Reade - University of Cumbria (Senior Lecturer)
  • County Councillor Peter Steen
  • Rachael Slanley - Methodist Church
  • Mrs Janet Hamid (Observer)
  • Sajda Majeed - Building Bridges Burnley