the former

Chester Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Chester, Cheshire




Page created: 2 November 2005
Latest revision or update: 29 December 2016

City of Chester

The historic city of Chester is situated on the river Dee, in north western England, close to the Welsh border, and is the county town of Cheshire.  The city was a county borough until 1974, when it merged with adjoining authorities to form the district of Chester in the administrative county of  Cheshire.

Chester Jewish Community

There is a small Jewish community in Chester, a organised congregation having been established at the end of the nineteenth century.

Congregation Data


Chester Hebrew Congregation


The congregation does not presently appear to have a synagogue building.
Previously the synagogue was at Bollard's Court, Whitefriars (until at least 1948). Prior to then (from 1894 until 1900), services were held in a room in Union Hall.

Current Status:


Date Formed:

1894 (although members of the community previously held services in a private house)





There is no Jewish cemetery in Chester.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Chester include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Chester during the 1830s (7 records), 1840s (7 records); 1850s (5 records), 1860s (2 records), 1880s (1 record) and 1890s (1 record).


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



Chester Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Cheshire

Jewish Communities of England home page


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