Chelmsford Jewish Community

Chelmsford, Essex




Page created: 30 November 2005
Latest revision or update: 15 December 2016

Town of Chelmsford

Chelmsford, the county town of Essex,  is situated about 35 miles northeast of London.  The present administration was formed in 1974, when the municipal borough of Chelmsford merged with surrounding Chelmsford Rural District to form the local government district (later borough) of Chelmsford, within the administrative county of Essex.

The Jewish Community

Only one Jewish congregation, known as the Chelmsford Jewish Community, exists in Chelmsford, although there was an abortive attempt to establish a Chelmsford Reform Synagogue Group.

Congregation Data


Chelmsford Jewish Community


Contact Congregation

Former Addresses :

Merlin House, 23 Parker Street, Chelmsford CM2 0ES
11 Haig Street, Chelmsford, CH2 0BH
and 108 Imperial Avenue, Naylandsea CM3 6AJ (in 1995)

Current Status:


Date Founded:



Non affiliated

Membership Data:

More than 60 families (Congregation's website)




Chelmsford does not have its own Jewish cemetery. The Congregation has a Burial Scheme in association with the Jewish Joint Burial Society, with burials at Western Cemetery, Bulls Cross Ride, Waltham Cross.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Chelmsford include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Chelmsford during the 1800s (2 records), 1810s (6 records); 1820s (6 records), 1830s (7 records), 1840s (10 records), 1850s (19 records), 1860s (4 records), 1880s (3 records) and 1890s (2 records).


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Chelmsford Jewish Community



Chelmsford Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Essex

Jewish Communities of England home page



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