Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community




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Latest revision or update: 12 July 2017

County of Gloucestershire

The county of Gloucestershire is in the Southwest of England. The county town is Gloucester and other principal towns are Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester and Tewkesbury. 

Jewish Community

There are, or were, small Jewish communities in several of the town in Gloucestershire - GloucesterCheltenham and Stroud (all see separately). In 2008, a Liberal Jewish congregation was established serving the whole county, information on which is set out below.

Congregation Data


Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community


The administrative address is given as Norwood House, 6 Lansdown Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2JY.

However, meetings are held in various locations throughout Gloucestershire, including Cheltenham, Gloucester, Southam, Prestbury, Woodmancote and Bishops Cleeve.

Date Founded:


Current Status:



Liberal / Progressive


An associated community of Liberal Judaism (formerly Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues)




Rabbi Anna Gerrard - the first minister (part time) of the Congregation - from November 2011 to present (November 2016)

Current Membership:

2016 - over 100 members (Congregation's website)

Cemetery Information::

The congregation has its own designated section at the Cheltenham Municipal Cemetery, Bouncer's Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham, opened in April 2009. The section is described as "All-Inclusive Jewish", meaning that "Jews of all denominations and people of mixed faith can be buried side-by-side."
(For additional information, see also IAJGS Cemetery Project - Cheltenham)

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Jewish Congregations in Gloucestershire

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