the former

Bayswater Synagogue

Bayswater, London W2




Page created: 24 July 2003
Latest revision or update: 7 January 2018

Bayswater Synagogue, 1938

Congregation Data


Bayswater Synagogue


Andover Place, Maida Vale, London W2, from 1967 to 1984 (when building became Jewish Preparatory School and, later, part of building became the Saatchi Synagogue)

Former Addresses:

From 1965 to 1967, services were held temporarily at 2 Ashworth Road, London W9;

From 1863 to 1965, the synagogue was at Chichester Place, Harrow Road, London W2 (the building then being acquired by the Greater London Council and demolished to make way for a motorway development).

Date Formed:

Formed in 1863, initially (until 1870) as a branch synagogue jointly of the Great Synagogue and the New Synagogue.

The foundation stone was laid 10 July 1862, the building being consecrated on 30 July 1863.

Current Status:

Closed 1984


Ashkenazi Orthodox


One of the original five synagogues that formed the United Synagogue in 1870, of which it remained a constituent member until its closure.


List of Preachers and Cantors of the Synagogue from 1863 to 1938(i)


List of Wardens of the Synagogue from 1864 to 1937(ii)

Membership Data:

List of Original Seatholders of the Synagogue (including addresses)(iii)

Number of male seat-holders, 1870 -1970(iv):























Also see below for seatholder records on All-UK Database.

Local Government District:

Bayswater is an area of central London lying to the north of Hyde Park. All the above addresses for the Bayswater Synagogue are in the current City of Westminster and were (from 1900 to 1965) in the former Metropolitan Borough of Paddington. Prior thereto, Paddington was solely a civil parish.(v)


For United Synagogue cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The Bayswater Synagogue 1863-1938 Origin and History issued by the Congregation (1938), page 5.

  • (ii) The Bayswater Synagogue 1863-1938 Origin and History issued by the Congregation (1938), page 6.

  • (iii) The Bayswater Synagogue 1863-1938 Origin and History issued by the Congregation (1938), page 7.

  • (iv) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman (1977), pages 216/7.

  • (v) The City of Westminster is an Inner London Borough within the Greater London administrative area and was created on 1 April 1965 upon the merger of the former City of Westminster (a Metropolitan Borough) with the Metropolitan Boroughs of Paddindton and St Marylebone.The metropolitan boroughs were created in 1900 and had been within the former County of London (established in 1899, abolished 1965). Until 1899, Paddington, a civil parish, had been part of the former county of Middlesex. 


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with the Bayswater Synagogue include:

Seatholders Lists

1885 (371 records);
1899 (463 records;
1910 (424 records);
1933 (297 records).

For a list of other London records in the Database that may also include records associated with this congregation, click here.


Bibliography, On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to this Congregation



Congregational Records

Registration District (BDM):

  • Westminster - Register Office website

  • Previous Registration Districts:
    Paddington - until 1 January 1978;
    Marylebone - from founding of congregation until 1 January 1885.
    (All records would now be held by current office.)

Marriage Records:

Marriage Registers (first entry 25 October 1865; last entry 20 May 1984) deposited with Westminster Register Office.


List of United Synagogue Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of the City of Westminster

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page


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