Widnes Synagogue

Widnes, Halton, Cheshire



Created: 4 November 2005
Redesigned: 30 December 2011
Latest revision or update: 1 December 2014


The town of Widnes, close to Liverpool, was situated in the county of Lancashire, in North West England. Until 1974, it was a municipal borough, but it was then merged with areas of Cheshire to the south (across the Mersey), in particular, the urban district of Runcorn to form the district (later borough) of Halton. The whole district became part of the county of Cheshire.  In 1986, Halton became a unitary authority, but remains within the ceremonial county of Cheshire.

Widnes Jewish Community

Only one Jewish congregation, Widnes Synagogue, is known to have existed in Widnes.

Congregation Data


Widnes Synagogue


St. Paul's Chambers, Widnes

Current Status:

Closed prior to 1934

Date Formed:

Prior to 1902


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Press Reports about the Widnes Jewish Community 1891 - 1935


Jewish Congregations in Cheshire

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