Canning Town Synagogue

Plaistow, London E.13.



Page created: 6 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 18 February 2015

Congregation Data


Canning Town Synagogue


269 Barking Road, Plaistow, London E13

Date Formed:


Current Status:

Closed 1977


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues

Membership Data:

1915  - 33 members (source)

Local Government District:

Canning Town is in east London, north of the river Thames, in the London Borough of Newham, created in 1965, situated in the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously Canning Town was in the County Borough of West Ham, a unitary authority, incorporated in 1889, geographically (although not administratively) within the County of Essex.

In 1965, the County Borough of West Ham was merged with the County Borough of East Ham and some adjoining areas to form the London Borough Newham.

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - West Ham

Since 1 January 1968  - Newham (which currently holds the registers)

Other Congregation Information

  • Synagogue & Other Records:

    • Marriages - The following Marriage Registers:

      • 1925-1942 (first entry June 1925; last entry 1937)

      • 1950-1977 (first entry January 1950; last entry May 1953)

      are deposited with:
         Newham Register Office
         207 Plashet Grove
         East Ham
         London E6 1BT
         Tel: (+44) 20 8430 3616
         email: register.office@newham.gov.uk

      The Board of Deputies (ref:16/4a/1) also holds a copy of the first register (from 1925) and gives reason for cessation as "disused", whereas the Newham Registry refer to the cause of cessation of such register as "Enemy action 1942".

  • Bibliography:

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Newham

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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