SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education)


SACRE meets three times each year, at various venues around the city. It is composed of four committees (see below) each with one vote with a casting vote held by the Chair. It may co-opt members from time to time who have no vote.

  • Committee A: Faiths represented in the city, including Christian Denominations other than Church of England
  • Committee B: The Church of England
  • Committee C: Teachers and educational professionals
  • Committee D: The Local Authority

The public has access to meetings, agendas and minutes on request.
Sheffield SACRE Chair: Pat Butterell (
Sheffield SACRE Clerk: Debbie Royles (

More information about the constitution of Sheffield SACRE can be found in the Purpose and Key Documents section of these pages. The latest membership list can be downloaded here: Sheffield SACRE Membership (September 2023).