Sefton Jewish Community

Sefton, Merseyside




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Metropolitan Borough of Sefton

Sefton is a metropolitan borough in the county of Merseyside in the North West of England. It was created in 1974 upon the merger of several authorities (all then in the county of Lancashire), including the county borough of Bootle (population about 77,000, situated just to the north of Liverpool and considered part of its urban area), the urban district of Crosby (population about 50,000, situated to the north of Bootle and also generally considered part of Liverpool's urban area) and the county borough of Southport (population about 90,000, a seaside town further to the north).  In 1986, Sefton became a unitary authority, when the metropolitan county of Merseyside lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.

The Sefton Jewish Community

There were Jewish communities and congregations in each of Southport, Bootle and Crosby, the three principal towns that today form metropolitan borough of Sefton.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in what is now the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. In the nineteenth century there were, at one time, two rival congregations.

* An active congregation.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Sefton include:

  • Burials

    • Southport Jewish Cemetery, 1894-2012 (1,629 records)

  • UK Jewish Communal Leaders Database (as of 30 September 2021)

    • 9 Bootle records;

    • 17 Crosby records; and

    • 135 Southport records.

  • 1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

    • Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Southport during the 1850s (5 records), 1860s (3 records), 1870s (2 records), 1880s (2 records), 1890s (2 records) and 1900s (4 records).


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Community Records

  • Registration District (for BMD): Sefton (since 1 July 2011)

    • Previous Registration Districts:

      • For Southport:
        Ormskirk - 1 July 1837 to 1 April 1934
        Southport - 1 April 1934 to 1 April 1980
        Sefton North - 1 April 1980 to 1 July 2011.

      • For Bootle and Crosby:
        West Derby - 1 July 1837 to 1 October 1934
        Bootle or Crosby (as the case may be) - 1 October 1934 to 1 April 1980
        Sefton South - 1 April 1980 to 1 July 2011.

    • Any registers would be held by current register office.


Sefton Jewish Cemetery Information

The only known Jewish cemetery in Sefton is in Southport

  • Southport Cemetery, Jewish Sections, Duke Street and Cemetery Road, Southport PR8. Consist of two plots, The small Old Section, in use from 1894 to 1938 and a larger New Section, still in use.

    Burial records (1894-2012) are searchable on the All-UK Database. See above.

(For some additional information, also see IAJGS cemetery Project - Southport)

Jewish Congregations in Merseyside

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Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 15 October 2021

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