Bayswater Synagogue

Bayswater, London W.2.




Page created: 24 July 2003
Latest revision or update: 18 February 2015

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Bayswater Synagogue


Andover Place, Maida Vale, London W2, from 1967 to 1984 (when building became Jewish Preparatory School and, later, part of building became the Saatchi Synagogue)

Former Addresses:

From 1965 to 1967, services were held temporarily at 2 Ashworth Road, London W9;

From 1863 to 1965, the synagogue was at Chichester Place, Harrow Road, London W2 (the building the being acquired by the Greater London Council and demolished to make way for a motorway development).

Date Formed:

In 1863, as a branch synagogue jointly of the Great Synagogue and the New Synagogue

The foundation stone was laid 10 July 1862, the building being consecrated on 30 July 1863.

Current Status:

Closed 1984


Ashkenazi Orthodox


One of the original five synagogues that formed the United Synagogue in 1870, of which it remained a constituent member until its closure.

Ministers and Officers:

List of Ministers and Cantors of the Synagogue from 1863 to 1938

List of Wardens of the Synagogue from 1864 to 1937.

Membership Data:

List of Original Seatholders of the Synagogue (including addresses). (source)

Number of male seat-holders, 1870 -1970: (source)























Also see below for seatholder records on All-UK Database.

Local Government District:

Bayswater is an area of central London lying to the north of Hyde Park. All the above addresses for the Bayswater Synagogue are in the City of Westminster (an Inner London Borough, established on 1 April 1965) within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, all were in the former Metropolitan Borough of Paddington (solely a parish until 1900), within the former County of London (established 1889). Until 1889, the parish of Paddington was in the former County of Middlesex.

Registration Districts:

1 July 1837 - Kensington

1 January 1885 - Paddington

1 January 1978  - Westminster (which currently holds the registers)


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with the Bayswater Synagogue include:

Seatholders Lists

1885 (371 records);
1899 (463 records;
1910 (424 records);
1933 (297 records).

For a list of other London records in the Database that may also include records associated with this congregation, click here.

Other Congregation Information


Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of the City of Westminster

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

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