Sedgley Park Synagogue

(Shomrei Hadass)

Preswich, Greater Manchester




Page created: 15 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 26 February 2017

Congregation Data


Sedgley Park Synagogue

(Note: There was an earlier Sedgley Park Hebrew Congregation, which merged in 1933 into the Holy Law Congregation.)

Alternative Name:

Shomrei Hadass Synagogue


Parkview Road, Prestwich, M25 5FA (from early 1980's)

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

Former Addresses:

"Elderslie", Bury New Road, Prestwich, M25 (from 1970's until early 1980's)
Sedgley Mount, Bury New Road, Prestwich, M25 (from c-1948 until mid-1950's / early 1960's)

The Holme, Sedgley Park Road, Preswich, M25 (mid 1940's)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

The Congregation was formed by 1946(i)

It was reputedly a breakaway synagogue from Prestwich Hebrew Congregation, "Shrubberies", Bury New Road. 

In the mid/late1950's, the Congregation appears to have became inactive, as it ceased to be listed in the Jewish Year Book, and only re-appeared in the mid-1970's.


Ashkenazi Orthodox. (The Congregation's objective "was and still is to be a family orientated "shteibel", catering for Jews of the modern orthodox, Sabbath observant persuasion.")

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification:  Board of Deputies
Registration District: Bury

Local Authority:

Prestwich is situated in the extreme south of the metropolitan borough of Bury, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers), adjacent to the boundary with Salford.  Sedgley Park is in the south of Prestwich. 

From 1939 until its incorporation into Bury in 1974, Prestwich was a Municipal Borough in the county of Lancashire, and prior thereto (from 1894) it was as Urban District. 

Cemetery Information:

For cemetery details, see Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Based upon earliest appearance in Jewish Year Books.

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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