Bury Hebrew Congregation

Bury, Greater Manchester




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Latest revision or update: 6 January 2016

Congregation Data


Bury Hebrew Congregation


Sunnybank Road, Bury, BL9 8ET

(The congregation is considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

Synagogue site acquired in 1965 (following the congregation's inaugural meeting the previous year).  New synagogue completed in 1976.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.

Marriage Certification:

Worship Number: 52691
Registration District: Bury



Membership Data:

1999 - 337 members (Board of Deputies Returns).

Local Authority:

Bury was a county borough (a unitary authority) in the County of Lancashire to the north of Manchester from 1899. In 1974, it merged with adjoining areas (all of which had been in Lancashire) to form the Metropolitan Borough of Bury within the new Metropolitan County of Greater Manchester. 
Bury again became a unitary authority in 1986 when the Metropolitan County of Greater Manchester lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.

Cemetery Information:

See Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page


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