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Sefton Jewish Community

Metropolitan Borough of Sefton

Sefton is a metropolitan borough in the county of Merseyside in the North West of England. It was created in 1974 upon the merger of several authorities (all then in the county of Lancashire), including the county borough of Bootle (population about 77,000, situated just to the north of Liverpool and considered part of its urban area), the urban district of Crosby (population about 50,000, situated to the north of Bootle and also generally considered part of Liverpool's urban area) and the county borough of Southport (population about 90,000, a seaside town further to the north).  In 1986, Sefton became a unitary authority, when the metropolitan county of Merseyside lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.

The Sefton Jewish Community

There were Jewish communities and congregations in each of Southport, Bootle and Crosby, the three principal towns that today form metropolitan borough of Sefton.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in what is today the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton:


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Sefton include:


Southport Jewish Cemetery, 1894-2012 (1,629 records)

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Southport during the 1850s (5 records), 1860s (3 records), 1870s (2 records), 1880s (2 records), 1890s (2 records) and 1900s (4 records).


On-line Articles relating to the Sefton Jewish Community



Sefton Jewish Cemetery Information

The only known Jewish cemetery in Sefton is in Southport:

  • Southport Cemetery, Jewish Sections, Duke Street and Cemetery Road, Southport PR8. Consist of two plots, The small Old Section, in use from 1894 to 1938 and a larger New Section, still in use.

    Burial records (1894-2012) are searchable on the All-UK Database. See above.

(See also IAJGS cemetery Project - Southport)


Jewish Population Data (Southport only)



(The Jewish Year Book 1896)



(The Jewish Year Book 1901)



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Merseyside

Jewish Communities of England home page



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