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Creechurch Lane Synagogue

City of London, London E.C.3.

 

 

   
 
 
Page created: 18 August 2006
Latest revision or update: 29 January 2014

Ceramic Plaque on wall of Cunard House at corner of Creechurch Lane and Bury Street,
marking the site of Creechurch Lane Synagogue,
the first synagogue in England following the resettlement of 1656
David Shulman 2007

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Creechurch Lane Synagogue

Address:

Creechurch Lane, London EC3A 5DQ

(Location: Creechurch Lane, also Cree-Church Lane (some 400 feet long), in the City of London, runs south from the junction of Bevis Marks and Dukes Place to Leadenhall Street.)

Date Founded:

1657 (enlarged 1674) - This was the first synagogue founded following the readmission of the Jews to England.

Current Status:

Succeeded by the Bevis Marks Synagogue in 1701

Ritual:

Sephardi

Local Authority Districts:

Creechurch Street is in the Aldgate Ward of the City of London, within the administrative area of Greater London.

It was in the parish of St. Katherine Cree (abolished 1908)

Other Congregation Information

  • Brief History

  • Additional Congregation History & Records:  see under Bevis Mark Synagogue

  • Bibliography and other sources:

    • The Lost Synagogues of London. Renton, P., 2000 (Tymsder Publishing, London) pp. 21-23

    • The Synagogues of Europe. Krinsky, C. H. 1985 (The M.I.T. Press, Cambridge MA). p. 412

    • for others, see under Bevis Mark Synagogue

  • Cemetery Information: Mile End Velho Cemetery

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregation in the City of London

Greater London home page

List of Sephardi Congregations


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