Epping Forest Jewish Community

(including Chigwell and Loughton)





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District of Epping Forest, Essex

Epping Forest is a local government district in the county of Essex. It is situated immediately to the north of the London Boroughs of Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Havering, and therefore just outside the administrative boundary of Greater London.  Epping Forest was formed in 1974, upon the merger of the urban districts of Chigwell, Epping, and Waltham Holy Cross and most of the rural district of Epping and Ongar, all of which were in Essex.

The Epping Forest Jewish Community

The Jewish community of Epping Forest is to be found primarily in the suburban towns of Chigwell, Loughton and Buckhurst Hill in the southeast of the District, close to the boundary with the London Borough of Redbridge, forming somewhat of a spill over from the established communities in the London Borough.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the congregations in the District of Epping Forest:

* An active congregation.


Community Records

  • Registration District (for BMD): Essex (since 1 February 2010)

    • Previous Registration Districts:
          Epping (from 1 July 1837 to 1 April 1974)
          Epping Forest (from 1 April 1974 to 1 February 2010)

    • Any registers would be held by current register office.

    • Link to Register Office website


Epping Forest Jewish Cemetery Information

The following cemetery is in the District of Epping Forest:

  • Waltham Abbey Jewish Cemetery, Skillet Hill (Honey Lane), Waltham Abbey, Essex.
    One of the principal cemeteries of the United Synagogue, the Cemetery is situated in Waltham Abbey, just to the south of the M25 London Orbital Motorway. The Cemetery serves a wide area of North and East London and beyond and  was opened in 1960.

(For additional information, see IAJGS Cemetery Project - Waltham Abbey

Epping Forest Jewish Information
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Jewish Congregations in Essex

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Page created: 21 May 2006
Latest revision or update: 19 November 20

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