the former

Felpham & Middleton Hebrew Congregation

Bognor Regis, West Sussex




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Felpham & Middleton-on-Sea

Felpham and its eastern neighbour, Middleton-on-Sea, with populations respectively of about 10,000 and 5,000, are villages on the English South Coast, just to the east of Bognor Regis. (Felpham is now effectively part of the urban area of Bognor Regis.) Since 1974, both villages have been within the local government District of Arun, within the county of West Sussex. Littlehampton, lying slightly further to the east, and Bognor Regis are also within the District of Arun.

Congregation Data


Felpham & Middleton Hebrew Congregation


c/o J. Corman, Sea Verge, Feltham, Sussex.

Date Founded:

Formed about 1939, probably by war-time evacuees from London(i)

Date Closed:

Closed, by 1945(ii)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


None known


None listed


Presidents -  A. Goldstein

Vice President -  S. London

Treasurer -  S. Selzer

Warden -  W. Steinberg

Joint Hon. Secretaries -  Mrs. A. Schwartz and Miss J. Hyams

Director Hebrew Classes -  Rev. J.K. Goldblum

Registration District:

West Sussex (since 1 April 2010)(iv) - Link to Register Office website.

Cemetery Information:

There was no Jewish cemeteriy in the area during the existence of the congregation, although a consecrated Jewish section has now been established in the municipal cemetery in Bogna Regis.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The congregation's first and only apperance was in the Jewish Year Book 1940.

  • (ii) The congregation was not listed in the Jewish Year Book 1945/6, the first to be published following the 1940 edition.

  • (iii) Appearing in Jewish Year Book 1940.

  • (iv) For earlier registration districts see Bogan Regis home page. Any registers would now be held by current register office, which is situated in Chichester..

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Page most recently amended: 10 September 2023

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