the former

St. Mary Street Synagogue

London E1




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Latest revision or update: 30 November 2017

Congregation Data


St. Mary Street Synagogue

Alternative Name:

Limciecz (or Limcicz) Synagogue ("Service and Scandal" by Daniel Appleby, p.119)


3 St Mary Street, Whitechapel, London E1, from 1904.
(Previously at 8 Mary Street, Whitechapel, London E1.)

(Location: St Mary Street, now known as Davenant Street, is a short street (some 300 feet long) in London's East End, that runs north from Whitechapel Road to Old Montague Street, about half way between Greatorex Street and Vallance Street. The synagogue was situated behind 147 Whitechapel Road - Survey of London website.)

Date Founded:

By 1892 (source)

Current Status:

Closed, after 1907 (source)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues,

admitted October 1894 (source)

Membership Data:

1894  -  55 members (source)

1896  -  60 members (source)

1905  -  62 members (source)

1915  -  94 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

Davenant Street (formerly St Mary Street) is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, St Mary Street was in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) within the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

It was in the civil parish of Whitechapel, which was in the former County of Middlesex until 1889 and formed a constituent part of the Whitechapel District from 1856 to 1900. The civil parish was abolished in 1927 to be absorbed into Stepney Borough parish (until that parish's abolition in 1965).

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Whitechapel
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
Since 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets (which would now hold the registers, if any)

Other Congregation Information

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregations of the London East End

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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