South Manchester Synagogue

Bowdon, Altringham, Greater Manchester




Page created: 2 March 2002
Redesigned: 28 December 2011
Latest revision or update: 19 November 2014

Congregation Data


South Manchester Synagogue

Alternative Name:

South Manchester Hebrew Congregation


The Firs, Bowden, Altrincham, WA14 2TE

(The congregation is considered part of the "South Manchester" Jewish community.)

Former Address:

Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6JS (from early twentieth century until late 1990's early 2000's)
Previously Sydney Street, Osford Street, All Saints, Manchester (from 1873)
Prior to then, services were held at 58 Upper Brook Street Manchester, and has previously been held at Chorlton Town Hall..

Current Status:


Date Formed:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.

Local Authority:

Altrincham is in the south of the metropolitan borough of Trafford, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers). 

Until its incorporation into Trafford in 1974, Altrincham was in the county of Cheshire, and had the status of  a municipal borough from 1935, and was previously an urban district from 1894.

Fallowfield was in the county borough of Manchester which became the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester in 1974.

Membership Data:

1996 -   85 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896/97)
1905 -   75 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1906)
1915 - 125 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1916)
1999 - 525 members (Board of Deputies)


Other Information


Jewish Congregations in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford

Jewish Congregations in the City of Manchester (metropolitan borough)

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used



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