the former

Fournier Street Synagogue

London E1




Page created: 22 July 2007
Latest revision or update: 24 February 2015

Congregation Data


Fournier Street Synagogue

Former Name:

Probably same congregation as was referred to as the Church Street Synagogue in first Jewish Year Book 1896-1896.


29 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London E1 9IN 

The former synagogue is a Grade II Listed Building (number 1065162), designated on 29 December 1950. (View description on Historic England website.)

(Location: Fournier Street (some 600 feet long), in London's East End, was previously Church Street. It runs east from Commercial Street to Brick Lane, parallel with Fashion Street (300 feet to the south) and part of Princelet Street, 200 feet to the north.)

Date Founded:

In Jewish Year Book 1896-1896, there is reference to a "Church Street Synagogue (No. 29), Fournier Street, Spitalfields" in the list of Federation synagogues, which is believed to be a reference to this congregation.

Current Status:

Closed 1920's (source)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1896  -  45 members (source)

1905  -  48 members (source)

1915  -  50 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

Fournier Street is now in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, Fournier Street was in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

The locality was also within the civil parish of Spitalfields (which was in the former County of Middlesex until 1889) and which, from 1856 to 1900, was a constituent of the Whitechapel District.

The civil parish of Spitalfields was abolished in 1921, being absorbed into the civil parish of Whitechapel, which itself was abolished in 1927 to be absorbed into Stepney Borough parish (until that parish's abolition in 1965).

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Whitechapel
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
Since 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets (which would now hold the registers, if any)

Other Congregation Information

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregations of the London East End

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations

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