United Synagogue

Preswich, Greater Manchester



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

Congregation Data

Name: United Synagogue, Manchester
Former Name: United Synagogue and Beth Hamedrash Hagadol (until late 1960's)
Address: Meade Hill Road, Prestwich, M8 6LS
Previous Address: 158 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8, a former Methodist church
(from 1904 until late 1960's)
Current Status: Active
Date Formed: By 1904 (First entry in marriage registers 1908)
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox
Marriage Certification: Group for Certification:  Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Worship Number: 42571
Registration District: Manchester
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 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.   (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. 
Membership Data: 1915 - 208 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1916)
1919 - 208 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1920)
1999 - 120 members (Board of Deputies)

Other Information
  • Congregation Records:
  • Bibliography:
    • Manchester Jewry - A Picture history 1788-1988.  Bill Williams (1988). p. 115.


Street Directory of Congregations in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Community

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