Sedgley Park Synagogue

(Shomrei Hadass)

Preswich, Greater Manchester



Created 15 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 28 December 2011

Congregation Data

Name: Sedgley Park Synagogue
Alternative Name: Shomrei Hadass Synagogue
Address: Parkview Road, Prestwich, M25 5FA (from early 1980's)
Former Addresses: "Elderslie", Bury New Road, Prestwich, M25 (from 1970's until early 1980's)
Sedgley Mount, Bury New Road, Prestwich, M25 (from c-1948 until mid-1950's / early 1960's)
The Holme, Sedgley Park Road, Preswich, M25 (mid 1940's)
Current Status: Active
Date Formed: The Congregation was formed by 1947 (based upon early appearance in Jewish Year Book), reputedly as a breakaway synagogue from Prestwich Hebrew Congregation, "Shrubberies", Bury New Road.   In the mid/late1950's, the Congregation appears to have became inactive, as it ceased to be listed in the Jewish Year Book, and only re-appeared in the mid-1970's.
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox. (The Congregation's objective "was and still is to be a family orientated "shteibel", catering for Jews of the modern orthodox, Sabbath observant persuasion.")
Marriage Certification: Group for Certification:  Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Registration District: Bury
Local Authority: The congregation is considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.
Prestwich is situated in the extreme south of the metropolitan borough of Bury (within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, which no longer has any administrative powers), adjacent to the boundary with Salford.  Sedgley Park is in the south of Prestwich  (Congregations in the locality)
From 1939 until its incorporation into Bury in 1974, Prestwich was a Municipal Borough in the county of Lancashire, and prior thereto (from 1894) it was as Urban District. 

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