the former

Canning Town Synagogue

Plaistow, London E13




Page created: 6 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 4 January 2018

Congregation Data


Canning Town Synagogue


269 Barking Road, Plaistow, London E13

Date Formed:


Current Status:

Closed 1977


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues

Membership Data:

1915  - 33 members(i)

Local Government District:

Canning Town, situated in east London, north of the river Thames, is in the London Borough of Newham. It was previously (until 1965) in the former County Borough of West Ham.(ii)


See Cemeteries of the Federation of Synagogues.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Jewish Year Book 1916. 

  • (ii) The London Borough of Newham, an Outer London Borough within the Greater London administrative area, was created on 1 April 1965 upon the merger of the former County Borough of West Ham (established in 1889) with the former County Borough of East Ham (established in 1915), both unitary authorities geographically in the county of Essex, together with some small adjoining areas. 


Congregational Records

Registration District (BDM):

  • Newham - Register Office website

  • Previously Registration Districts - West Ham, from founding of the congregation until 1 January 1968
    (All records would now be held by current office.)

Marriage Records:

Marriage Registers deposited with Newham Register Office:

  • 1925-1942 (first entry June 1925; last entry 1937)

  • 1950-1977 (first entry January 1950; last entry May 1953)

The Board of Deputies (ref:16/4a/1) also holds a copy of the first register (from 1925) and gives reason for cessation as "disused", whereas the Newham Registry refer to the cause of cessation of such register as "Enemy action 1942".

List of Congregations in the Federation of Synagogues

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Newham

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

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