the former

Oxford Road Hebrew Congregation

(Chorlton-on-Medlock Hebrew Congregation)





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Latest revision or update: 5 March 2017

Congregation Data


Oxford Road Hebrew Congregation

Former Name:

Chorlton-on-Medlock Hebrew Congregation

sometimes referred to as Chorlton-on-Medlock Synagogue(i)

(Note there was also a Chorlton-on-Medlock Old Hebrew Congregation)


296 Oxford Road, Manchester M13

Date Formed:

About 1916/17(ii)

Current Status:

Closed about 1963 (based upon last appearance was in Jewish Year Book 1963).  However, the last marriage in the marriage register was in 1939 and marriage register was closed in 1947, which indicates that the congregation closed quite some time prior to the 1960s.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Local Authority:

Oxford Road is part of the main southern approach to Manchester and home to Manchester University.  It is within the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester, now within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers).

From 1889 to 1974, Manchester was a County Borough (a unitary authority), geographically (though not administratively) within the County of Lancashire.

Cemetery Information:

See Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The name Chorlton-on-Medlock Synagogue was also used, in particular prior to the formation of this Congregation in 1916/17, by the congregation that existed at 296 Oxford Road and which subsequently became known as the Chorlton-on-Medlock Old Hebrew Congregation. It is presumed that the congregation split into rival congregations, meeting at two different addresses in Oxford Street.

  • (ii) Based upon the marriage register. The first entry in the marriage register, with the address of 296 Oxford Road, is dated August 1917. (The marriage register of the "Old" Hebrew Congregation was closed in September 1916, "in consequence of a change of address".)


Congregational Records

At Manchester Register Office:

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in the City of Manchester (metropolitan borough)

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page


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