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Manchester Great and New Synagogue

Salford, Greater Manchester

 

              

         
 
 
Created: 20 August 2007
Latest Update or revision: 28 December 2011

Congregation Data

Name: Manchester Great and New Synagogue
or Great and New Synagogue, Manchester
Alternative Name: Stenecourt Synagogue
Address: "Stenecourt", Holden Road (corner 30 Singleton Road), Broughton Park, Salford, M7 4LN
(also includes a Community Centre)
Initially, a branch synagogue of the Great Synagogue from 1938. It was rebuilt in 1953 and in 1997/8, and became the sole synagogue building of the "Great & New" in mid 1970's.
See History of Stenecourt by Ros Livshin
Former Addresses: 140 Cheetham Hill Road (corner Knowsley Street), Manchester M8   (built 1857-8)
(Following closure, the building initially became a Jewish History Museum, but, despite being scheduled as a Listed II building in 1951, it has now been demolished)
Current Status: Active
Formation:


Formed on 27 December 1964 by amalgamation of:
 

Great Synagogue
140 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 (from 1857, consecrated 11 March 1858), and
"Stenecourt", Holden Road, Salford, M7

New Synagogue & Beth Hamedrash
122 Cheetham Hill Road, M8 (founded by William Aronsberg and built 1889), and
5 Greenhill Road, M8 (from about 1948 until mid/late 1950's)

Previous Names & Addresses:

Hilliwell Street Congregation
Hilliwell Street,  Long Millgate, Manchester M3
(1825 to 1857)

Miller's Lane Congregation
(also known as the Ainsworth Court Synagogue) (This was a breakaway congregation from Hilliwell Street,  from 1843 to 1851, and is variously shown as being being situated at 
Miller's Lane, Manchester, or
Ainsworth Court, Long Millgate, Manchester M3(being the premises previously occupied by the Halliwell Street Congregation)

Ainsworth Court Congregation
Ainsworth Court, Long Millgate, Manchester M3
(1806 to 1824)

For earlier congregations, see
Manchester's First Synagogues

Branch Synagogue (until 1950's):

New Synagogue, Kersal Branch
Kersal Crag, Bury New Road, Salford, M7
 

Formed 1806

Formed 1889

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Website:

http://www.stenecourt.com

Local Authority:

The congregation is considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.
Broughtom Park is in Salford, in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford (within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, which no longer has any administrative powers).
(Congregations in the locality)
From 1889 to 1974, Salford was a county borough geographically within the County of Lancashire.
The earlier addresses of the Congregation were in county borough of Manchester which became the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester in 1974.  (Congregations in the locality) 

Membership Data:

Based upon Census Of Worship of 1851 and ancillary returns (Social History of the Jews in England 1850-1950 by V.D. Lipman), Halliwell Street Congregation and the somewhat smaller "Ainsworth Court Congregation", were the only synagogues in Manchester  in 1850.  The combined number of seatholders and membership in 1852 was 189.  In 1845, these congregations had, respectively,  38 and 32 "ba'ale batim" and 33 and 19 "seatholders".   Average synagogue attendance in 1851 has 150 and 60, respectively (Halliwell Street having a capacity for 256 and Ainsworth Court, 80.


1896 (Jewish Year Book 1896/7)
1905 (Jewish Year Book 1906)
1915 (Jewish Year Book 1916)
1919 (Jewish Year Book 1920)

Great Synagogue:
477 seatholders
496 members & seatholders
490 members & seatholders
320 members & seatholders

New Synagogue
223 seatholders
200 seatholders
200 seatholders
200 seatholders

 

Other Information

 

Street Directory of Congregations in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Community

Explanations of Terms Used

 

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