All religions have special items or artefacts which are used in the practice of the religion. Exploring and investigating the use of artefacts can stimulate interest and help bring Religious Education 'alive' for pupils. The linked pages contain photographs of many significant religious artefacts and support notes on how these are used.
Select a series of artefacts from the list below.
A note about the images
The linked pages contain thumbnail images of full size pictures, click on the thumbnail to download the full size image.
The full size images are sized to print onto an A4 page. You can print them directly from your browser. Some images are portrait, some are landscape, so remember to set the correct printing options in the Page Setup dialogue box (usually in the File Menu).
You can download and save the images for use in other programs, e.g. word processing. When the picture has downloaded use the 'Save as' option in the File Menu.
The images are in JPEG format. You may need to change the image format so that they can be read by other applications, e.g. if you are using an older version of MSWordTM on a Macintosh you will need to convert the images to a PICT. You can do this by importing the JPEG into a program such as PhotoshopTM (which was used to edit them), GraphicConverter® or any other graphic package, and then saving them in the new format. They can then be imported into your chosen word processing package.
Please read the Copyright statement before using images.
The vast majority of the artefacts pictured were supplied by Articles of Faith - a long-standing company with considerable experience in supplying genuine artefacts to RE teachers. You can contact them for their catalogue or other enquiry by clicking on the link above.