Visitors & Places of Worship

Visitors & Places of Worship


For all speakers, please make arrangements to cover their expenses and any fees directly with the individuals involved. Most communities are happy for you to visit without charge, though you may like to consider making a donation on a ‘per pupil’ basis.

Please note that we are not responsible for the content of other websites.

PLEASE NOTE that the list below are suggestions only and Somerset SACRE cannot guarantee that the relevant DBS checks are in place.  Please take this up with any individuals you wish to visit your school.





  • Imam Ilyaas Limbada, Yeovil Mosque, 8 Westminster Street / Clarence Street, Yeovil, BA20 1AE. Tel: 01935 412685. Best to email some suggested dates for your visit to:  The Imam and his wife, Amina, are very pleased to receive school groups to visit the mosque and learn about Islam.
  • Mr Farooq A. Siddique, Community Development Officer, Bristol Muslim Cultural Society, 404 Stapleton Rd., Bristol, BS5 6NQ, 0117 952 1802. Email:   Website:   Office opening times are Mon-Fri 9.30am to 5pm but please note that the office is closed during Muslim prayer times, lunch-hour [1.30-2.30] and at weekends.
  • IAEP: The Islamic Awareness and Education Project is operational again. Monowara Gani and Alan Duncan may be able to visit your school. Contact them via the website:


  • Bristol Progressive Synagogue, Bannerman Road, Bristol. Please use the contact form found at
  • Exeter Synagogue, Synagogue Place, Mary Arches Street, Exeter, EX4 3BA. They prefer age 8+, and charge £1 per pupil per visit. Contact Dr Paul Newgass, (President, Exeter Synagogue), who will also visit your school to talk about the Holocaust, on: 01392 251529 or email:
  • Robin and Arnold Kanarek Tel:01935 263667 Email:
  • Mrs Jane Silver-Corren is available for assemblies / INSET. Tel: 01308 459320 or email
  • Sara Leviton is available for assemblies, working with children or INSET for staff. See for further details or contact Sara directly for prices:


  • Gurdial Singh is available to visit schools and/or arrange visits to a Gurdwara in Bristol. Tel: 0117 956 6976 or 07981 130188 Email: