Blackpool United Hebrew Congegration

Blackpool, Lancashire




Page created: 12 July 2002
Latest revision or update: 31 December 2015

Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation Synagogue 2009

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation

Last Address:

Leamington Road, Blackpool (built and consecrated 1916, with subsequent alterations in 1926, 1955 and 1976, and de-consecrated and sold in 2012).

The building is a Grade II listed building

Previous Address:

Metropole Arcade Building, Springfield Road, North Shore, Blackpool.


Formed in about 1907 by the merger of the following congregations: 

Blackpool Hebrew Congregation
which had held services at the synagogue at Springfield Road, North Shore, since 1900, and previously in private houses.
(Congregation formed in 1898.)

Blackpool New Orthodox Hebrew Congregation
(Congregation formed in 1905, as a rival congregation.)

Current Status:

Synagogue closed 2012. Last service held was on 13 May 2012. Congregation incorporated into St. Anne's Hebrew Congregation.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Worship Number: 47183
Registration District: Blackpool & Fylde


Rabbi David Braunold - 1985 to 2010 (Congregation's last Minister)

Congregation Numbers:

1900 -   14 members (Jewish Chronicle, 18 May 1900)
1939 - 104 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1940)


Articles on the Congregation

Press Reports relating to the Blackpool Jewish Community 1865-1927

Other Congregation Information

Synagogue Records:
In London Metropolitan Archives:
        Membership lists acc/ 3121/DO2 - LMA Ref: 011 1924-1964

Blackpool Cemetery Information - IAJGS Cemetery Project


Blackpool Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in Lancashire

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used



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