the former

Widnes Synagogue

& Jewish Community

Widnes, Halton, Cheshire



Created: 4 November 2005
Latest revision or update: 28 December 2016

Town of Widnes

The town of Widnes (population about 60,000), close to Liverpool in North West England, was a municipal borough in the county of Lancashire. In 1974, it was merged with areas of Cheshire to the south (across the Mersey), in particular, the urban district of Runcorn, to form the district (later borough) of Halton, within the county of Cheshire.  In 1986, Halton became a unitary authority, but remains within the ceremonial county of Cheshire.

Widnes Jewish Community

Thee was a small Jewish community in Widnes, a Jewish congregation being established at the beginning of the twentieth century but which had closed by the 1930s.

Congregation Data


Widnes Synagogue


St. Paul's Chambers, Widnes

Current Status:

Closed prior to 1934

Date Formed:

Prior to 1902


Ashkenazi Orthodox



There is no Jewish cemetery in Widnes.


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Widnes Jewish Community


Jewish Congregations in Cheshire

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