Barking and Becontree Synagogue

Dagenham, Essex




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Latest revision or update: 18 February 2015

Congregation Data


Barking and Becontree Affiliated Synagogue


200 Becontree Avenue, Becontree, Dagenham, Essex RM8 2TR


Formed in 1949 by the merger of:

Barking (Affiliated) Synagogue
Formed in or before 1947
(This may have been a successor congregation to the Barking Hebrew Congregation, formed in the 1920's.)

Becontree and District Associate Synagogue
of 200 Becontree Avenue, Becontree, Dagenham Essex
Formed  in or before 1929

Current Status:

Closed July 2014 (last Sabbath service was held on 28 June 2014)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


The congregation was an affiliated synagogue of he United Synagogue, having had such status since the merger of 1949.  The Barking congregation had also been an affiliated synagogue from joining the United Synagogue in 1947.  The Becontree congregation had been an associate synagogue from joining the United Synagogue in 1927 until the merger.

Membership Data:

Number of male seat-holders: (source)

1948 -  152  male seat holders (Barking only)
1950 -  209  male seat holders
1960 -  204  male seat holders
1970 -  208  male seat holders

Local Government Districts:

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (known as the London Borough of Barking until 1980), created in 1965, situated in the northeast of the administrative area of Greater London.

The locality was previously in the Municipal Borough of Barking (incorporated as a borough in 1931, formerly the Urban District of Barking Town from 1882) within the county of Essex. In 1965, most of the Municipal Borough of Barking was merged with most of the Municipal Borough of Dagenham to form the present London Borough.

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 -  Romford
From 1 April 1965 -  Barking
Since 1 April 1989 -  Barking & Dagenham (renamed from Barking) (which would now hold the registers)

Other Congregation Information


Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

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