Southport Jewish Community

& Hebrew Congregation

Southport, Sefton, Merseyside




Page created: 18 April 2003
Latest revision or update: 28 December 2016

Town of Southport

The seaside town of Southport, with a population of about 90,000, is situated on the coast of the Irish Sea about 17 miles north of Liverpool in the North West of England. Until 1974, it was a county borough, geographically within the county of Lancashire, when it was merged with the county borough of Bootle  and the urban district of Crosby to form the metropolitan borough of Sefton in the county of Merseyside.  In 1986, Sefton became a unitary authority, when the metropolitan county of Merseyside lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.

The Southport Jewish Community

There have been Jewish residents in Southport since at least the mid-nineteenth century, although an organised (orthodox) Jewish congregation (see below) was not established until the 1890s. Following World War II, the orthodox congregation was joined by a reform congregation, now known as the Southport & District Reform Synagogue (dealt with separately).

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Southport Hebrew Congregation


Arnside Road, Southport, PR 8 1LR (from 1924)
Foundation stone laid May 1924, consecrated 2 September 1926.

Previous Address:

Sussex Road, Southport

Current Status:


Date Formed:

1893 (consecration of first synagogue)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: Board of Deputies
Registration District: Sefton North

Congregation Numbers:

1893 - 26 seatholders (Board of Deputies returns)

1895 - 39 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896)

1900 - 29 seatholders (Board of Deputies returns); 50 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1901)

1999 - 252  (Board of Deputies)


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Southport include:


Southport Jewish Cemetery, 1894-2012 (1,629 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 record), 1890s (2 records) and 1900s (4 records).


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the this Congregation



Southport Jewish Cemetery Information

There is a Jewish cemetery 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.

(See also IAJGS cemetery Project - Southport)

Sefton Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in Merseyside

Jewish Communities of England home page



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