United Synagogue

Preswich, Greater Manchester



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Redesigned: 28 December 2011
Latest revision or update: 19 November 2014

Congregation Data


United Synagogue, Manchester

Former Name:

United Synagogue and Beth Hamedrash Hagadol (until late 1960's)


Meade Hill Road, Prestwich, M8 6LS

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

Previous Address:

158 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8, a former Methodist church
(from 1904 until late 1960's)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

By 1904 (although first entry in marriage registers was in 1908)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification:  Board of Deputies
Worship Number: 42571
Registration District: Manchester

Local Authority:

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 boundaries with Salford to the south and Manchester to the east. The congregation is almost on Bury's boundary with the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester. 

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. 

Membership Data:

1915 - 208 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1916)
1919 - 208 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1920)
1999 - 120 members (Board of Deputies)

Other Congregation Information

Jewish Congregations in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury

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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