Whitefield Hebrew Congregation

Whitefield, Greater Manchester




Page created: 2 March 2002
Latest revision or update: 1 March 2017

Congregation Data


Whitefield Hebrew Congregation(i)


Park Lane, Whitefield M45 7PB

(The congregation is considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

1959 - Synagogue built 1968


Ashkenazi Orthodox


A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.



Marriage Certification:

Worship Number: 71475
Registration District: Bury

Local Authority:

Whitefield is situated in the metropolitan borough of Bury, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers), just to the north of Preswich. 

Until 1974, Whitefield was a Unban District in the county of Lancashire. 

Membership Data:

1999 - 1,145 members (Board of Deputies)

Cemetery Information:

Among the Jewish cemeteries used by the Congregation are: Southern Cemetery, Jewish Section, Didsbury M20; Urmston Jewish Cemetery, Chapel Grove, M41 (from 1959); and Whitefield Jewish Cemetery, Old Hall Lane, Whitefield, M45 (from 1974), at which the Congregation now has a separate section opened in 2000.
For additional information, see Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) See also Manchester Jewry - A Picture history 1788-1988 by Bill Williams (1988). pp. 124/5.

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page


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