Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue

Chigwell, Epping Forest, Essex



Page created: 21 May 2006
Latest revision or update: 29 June 2017

Town of Chigwell

Chigwell (population 12,000) is a suburban town in the the county of Essex in southeast England, situated just to the north of the administrative boundary of Greater London.

Since 1974, it has formed part the local government district of Epping Forest in the county of Essex. From 1933 until 1974, Chigwell was an urban district in the county of Essex (and included parts of Hainault, which in 1974 was transferred to the London Borough of Redbridge)

The Jewish Community

In addition to the Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue (details below), there is also Federation Synagogue in Loughton, at one time known as the Loughton, Chigwell & District Synagogue.

Congregation Data


Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue

Former Name:

Chigwell Synagogue (until 1968, when the Congregation and Hainault & District Affiliated Synagogue were merged)


Limes Avenue, Chigwell, Essex IG7 5NT

Prior to 1968 met in private house.

Date Formed:


Current Status:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


Was an affiliated member the United Synagogue from 1965. Following the 1968 merger, the merged congregation continued as an affiliated synagogue of the United Synagogue, but subsequently achieved constituent synagogue status.



Membership Data:

1965 -   48 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1970 -  220 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
2006 -  about 750 members (Congregation's website)


The United Synagogue's Waltham Abbey Cemetery is only some 5 miles from the Synagogue. See also Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.

Epping Forest Communities home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

Jewish Congregations in Essex

Jewish Congregations in Greater London and its Outskirts

Jewish Communities of England home page



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