Sephardi Congregation of South Manchester

(Shaare Hayim Synagogue)

West Didsbury, Manchester



Created 16 October 2007
Latest revision or update: 28 December 2011

Congregation Data


Sephardi Congregation of South Manchester

Alternative Name:

Sha'are Hayim Synagogue (translation - "Gates of Life")


8 Queenston Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WZ


Formed in 1999 / early 2000's by amalgamation of:

Withington Congregation of Spanish and Portuguese Jews
of 8 Queenston Road (formerly Queen's Road until 1970's), West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WZ
(previously at Mauldeth Road, Withington, Manchester M20, until 1926(1))

Sha'are Sedek Synagogue
(translation - "Gates of Righteous")
of Old Lansdowne Road (also known as Lansdowne Road), West Didsbury, Manchester M20 8NZ 
(from September 1924)

By 1906 (based upon appearance in Jewish Year Books)

Formed 1924

Congregation Data:

1915 - 55 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1916)
1919 - 120 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1920)


Current Status:



Sephardi (Spanish & Portuguese rite)

Marriage Certification:

Both congregations appeared in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Registration District: Manchester

Local Authority:

The congregation is considered part of the "South Manchester" Jewish community.
West Didsbury and Withington are in the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester (within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, which no longer has any administrative powers).   (Congregations in the locality)
From 1889 to 1974, the localities were in the county borough of Manchester, geographically (although not administratively) within the county of Lancashire.


Other Information


Street Directory of Congregations in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Community

Explanations of Terms Used



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