Current Members

Chair: Dr. Tamar Hodos Lucas

“I bring to Bristol SACRE a long-standing interest in promoting mutual understanding between diverse communities.

“In my day job, I am Reader in Mediterranean Archaeology at Bristol University, specialising in the impact the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians had on the populations they came into contact with. I have seen through my studies how knowledge about others encourages positive collaborations, and I believe that Religious Education plays that particularly crucial role in society today.

“I am delighted to chair Bristol SACRE as we work together to promote knowledge, understanding and respect of the world’s faiths and beliefs across our diverse city.”

Vice-Chair: Jackie Walsh

“My name is Jackie Walsh and I have the privilege to be the vice-chair of Bristol SACRE. Currently, I am a primary teacher working in Bristol with an interest in RE and collective worship and I’ve been a member of Bristol SACRE for many years.

“I believe that good RE should be exciting, taught well and available to every child.”

RE Adviser: Katy Staples

Click here for more information on Katy’s role and how she can support your school deliver aspects of RE and Collective Worship.

Group A – Christian denominations and different religious and non-religious groups

  • Annette Alan (Salvation Army)
  • Gagandeep Singh (Sikh)
  • Les Fry (URC)
  • Miranda Moore (Buddhist)
  • Nassir Mohammad (Islam)
  • Peter Cook (Baptist)
  • Rachel Noyce (Independent Churches)
  • Rob Ford (Religious Society of Friends)
  • Zahir Shabir (Islam)

Group B – The Church of England

  • Duncan Struthers
  • Jill Dickinson

Group C – Teaching community

  • Sue Lange
  • Alice Sarbicki
  • Esther Deans
  • Vicky Wiltshire

Group D – The Local Authority

  • Carol Johnson
  • Jenny Brookes
  • Liz Radford
  • Ruth Pickersgill

Co-opted members

  • Marie Hackett (Bristol Interfaith)
  • Michael Gower (Humanist)
  • Teresa (E.L.) Griffiths (University of Bristol)
  • Reissa Perring (Bahai)