Bristol Hebrew Congregation





Page created: prior to 31 December 2002
Latest revision or update: 4 January 2013

Basic Congregation Data


Bristol Hebrew Congregation


Synagogue at 9 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LP (from 1871)
For details of this and earlier earlier synagogue buildings see Synagogue Buildings

Current Status:


Date Founded:

At least by 1756


Ashkenazi Orthodox


A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.

Marriage Certification:

Group: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List: Yes;
Worship Number: 20447  -  Registration District: Bristol

Membership Data:

1900 -   72 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900/01)
1915 - 100 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1916)
1919 - 120 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1920)
1999 -   70 (Board of Deputies)
See also Synagogue Membership Lists


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The records in the database associated with Bristol Hebrew Congregation include:


1834 - 1990 (307 records)

Other Congregation Information

The following has been made available by the kind permission of
Bristol Hebrew Congregation and the Bristol Jewish Burial Society and the ceaseless efforts of Alan Tobias

Use the links below to navigate to the various sections
(Please note some documents are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF Format)
 and will varying times to open depending upon you Internet Connection)

  • Community History - A summary of the Community's history, as published in the Synagogue's fund-raising brochures from the 1970s.
  • Insurance Policies - Extracts of insurance policies for the Synagogue Buildings from early/mid 1800s.
  • Synagogue Buildings - drawings of the Stone Kitchen, the building used as a Synagogue from 1756-1786 (reproduced from the Braikenridge collection by kind permission of the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery); Photographs of the current Synagogue Exterior and Interior, including memorial plaques on Eastern Wall and memorial plates on stained glass windows.
  • Synagogue Constitution - from 1842, 1872, 1898, 1966, 1990.
  • Bristol Hebrew Ladies Benevolent Society - Annual Reports from 1926-1941.
  • Synagogue Fund-Raising - Fund-Raising Brochures from 1905, 1925, 1927, 1934-1938, 1975-1979.
  • Synagogue Literary and Drama Society - Production programmes from 1925, 1934-1936.
  • Synagogue Services - Orders of Service from Special Occasions in 1786, 1842, 1871, 1887, 1897, 1902, 1942, 1945, 1951, 1953, 1961, 1969, 1971, 1981, 1986, 1994.
  • Synagogue Membership - Membership lists from 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1936, 1947, 1951, 1955, 1958.
  • Synagogue Officers - List of Synagogue Officers from 1824 to present.
  • Synagogue Ministers - List of Synagogue Ministers from 1765 to present.
  • Synagogue Newsletter - Copies of the Synagogue monthly newsletter (The Recorder) from 1946 to 1990.
  • Synagogue AGM Minutes - Photographs of all pages from the Synagogue AGM minute Book (1901 - 1971).
  • Cemetery Records - An index to the burials (spreadsheet), plus photographs of all headstones in the St Philips and Ridgway Jewish Cemeteries in Bristol.
  • Birth & Death Records - An index to all entries (spreadsheet), plus photographs of all relevant pages from the Bristol Birth and Death Register (1829 - 1893).

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