Lincolnshire Jewish Community


Lincoln, Lincolnshire




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Lincoln Synagogue, Jews Court on Steep Hill

 Congregation Data


Lincolnshire Jewish Community


Services held in the Lincoln Synagogue, Jews Court, 2-3 Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LS(i)

The synagogue is a 12th century building, traditionally thought to be on the site of the Medieval Synagogue. It is believed to be the oldest synagogue in the English-speaking world.

The building has been a Grade I Listed Building since 8 October 1953 (number 1388769). Click here for listing and description on Historic England website. being the only standing medieval synagogue in England.


Current Status:


Date Formed:

September 1992(ii)


Liberal / Progressive


A constituent community of Liberal Judaism, formerly the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues (ULPS), from about 1997, having previously been an associate community.(iii)


http://www.lincolnshirejc.co.uk/, which currently appears not to be operational, although the congregation has a Facebook account - https://www.facebook.com/Lincsjewishcommunity/


None listed

Membership Data

National Reports and Surveys(iv)

2001 - 25 members (comprising 11 households, 4 individual male and 10 individual female members)

2010 - listed as having 50 to 99 members (by household)

2016 - listed as having under 50 members (by household)

Charitable Status:

No information found of current registered charity status (as of 7 August 2019).

Registration District:

Lincolnshire(v) (since 1 February 2003) - Link to Register Office website.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Congregation's website, last accessed 22 July 2019.

  • (ii) Congregation's website, accessed 3 January 2019.

  • (iii) Based upon the change of status having first been noted in the Jewish Year Book 1998.

  • (iv) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by or on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and which can be viewed on the website of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research. Click HERE for links to the various reports.

  • (v) The former Registration District was Lincoln from 1 July 1837 to 1 February 2003. Any registers would now be held by current register office.

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Jewish Congregations in Lincolnshire

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Page created: 24 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 19 September 2023

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