Understanding Christianity

This is a substantial resource to support your teaching of Christianity in Religious Education. The key purpose of this project is to help all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it.

We aim to see pupils leave school with a coherent understanding of Christian belief and practice. Pupils from 4-14 years explore the significant theological concepts within Christianity as part of developing their wider religious, theological and cultural literacy.

We seek to support teachers in developing their own knowledge and understanding of Christian theology in order to be able to teach with confidence.

Who is Understanding Christianity for?


For every teacher in Primary and Secondary classes, teaching RE from EYFS right through to KS3, laying down excellent foundations for further study at GCSE and beyond. It is relevant to RE in every classroom in every school, in Church of England and in Community, Academy and Free schools. These resources explore Christianity widely, including (but not limited to) Anglican Christianity.

How to access the resource

Understanding Christianity is a Church of England Education Office project, which has been created in partnership with Culham St. Gabriel's, The Jerusalem Trust, The Sir Halley Stewart Trust and RE Today.

We have a dedicated website for this resource which gives you full details of what it includes and the training available in support.

Find out more by visiting the Understanding Christianity website. Training is available through your local Diocese, however if you would like to attend one of RE Today's Understanding Christianity courses you can do this by viewing our course listings.

Courses and events

Whether your focus is primary, secondary, professional, we have a range of courses and webinars to suit all your training needs - see our latest CPD opportunities here.

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