St. Anne's Hebrew Congregation

Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire




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Town of Lytham St. Anne's

The Lancashire seaside town of Lytham St. Anne's (originally the twin towns of Lytham and St. Anne's on Sea) is situated just to the south of Blackpool, with which it is closely associated. The town forms part of the district (and borough) of Fylde in the county of Lancashire. The district was formed in 1974 upon the merger of several authorities, including the borough of Lytham St. Anne's.

Lytham St. Anne's Jewish Community

There has been a Jewish community in St. Anne's since the 1920s, although the synagogue was not established until the 1930s. The community in Blackpool was considered the primary Jewish community in the area. However with the decline of Blackpool's Jewish community and the closure of its Orthodox synagoge, the congregation in St. Anne's is now the only Orthodox congregation in the area, although there is a Reform synagogue centred in Blackpool.

St. Anne's Synagogue, 2014


Congregation Data


St. Anne's Hebrew Congregation


Orchard Road, St. Anne's on Sea, FY8 1PJ, Lancashire.

The synagogue has been situated here since 1940, although the present purpose-built synagogue dates from 1964. From 1940 to 1964, the congregation used a building that had previously been occupied by the St. Anne's Women's Conservation and Unionist Association, and prior to that by the St. Mary's Mission Church, which building was demolished and replaced by the present synagogue building.

Previous Address:

Union Bank Chambers, Park Road, St Anne's on Sea, Lancashire, from early 1930's until 1940.

Current Status:



A congregation would appear to have been established in St Anne's in the 1920's although the formal St Anne's Hebrew Congregation dates from the early 1930s.

Incorporated Congregation:

In May 2012, the Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation was incorporated, following the closure of its Leamington Road Synagogue.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: Board of Deputies
Worship Number: 58357
Registration District: Blackpool & Fylde

Official Website:



Rabbi Ephraim Guttentag - September 2014 to present (December 2015)

Congregation Numbers:

1999 -  300 (as reported by Board of Deputies)

The building original on the synagogue site



Congregation Records:

  • Synagogue Records - In London Metropolitan Archives:

    • Membership lists acc/ 3121/DO2 - LMA Ref: 122 1942-1966


Lytham St. Anne's Jewish Cemetery Information

There is a Jewish cemetery in Lytham St. Anne's:

  • Lytham Park Cemetery, Hebrew Section, Regent Avenue, Lytham FY8. The cemetery serves the local orthodox congregation in St. Anne's.

(See also IAJGS cemetery Project - Lytham St. Anne's)


St. Annes Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)



(The Jewish Year Book 1952)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1968)



(The Jewish Year Book 1986)

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