South Manchester Synagogue

Bowdon, Altringham, Greater Manchester




Created 2 March 2002
Latest revision or update: 28 December 2011

Congregation Data

Name: South Manchester Synagogue
Alternative Name: South Manchester Hebrew Congregation
Address: The Firs, Bowden, Altrincham, WA14 2TE
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: Active
Date Formed: 1872
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox
Affiliation: A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.
Local Authority: The congregation is considered part of the "South Manchester" Jewish community.
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).  (Congregations in the locality)
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. (Congregations in the locality)
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

  • Congregation Records:
  • Bibliography:
    • Manchester Jewry - A Picture history 1788-1988.  Bill Williams (1988). pp. 2, 22


Street Directory of Congregations in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Community

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