The Western Marble Arch Synagogue

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Page created: 28 October 2006
Latest update or revision: 20 July 2015

Congregation Data

Current Name:

The Western Marble Arch Synagogue


The Congregation was formed in 1991 on the merger of The Marble Arch Synagogue and The Western Synagogue.

(This page also relates to The Marble Arch Synagogue. For The Western Synagogue, see Western Synagogue)

The Marble Arch Synagogue was founded in 1954.


1 Wallenberg Place (formerly known as Great Cumberland Place) London W1H 7TN, which was previously the address of The Marble Arch Synagogue (consecrated 1961)

The synagogue forms part of a Grade II Listed Building (number 1066769), designated on  December 1987. View description on Historic England website

Current Status:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


An associate synagogue of the United Synagogue since the 1991 merger (the only synagogue with such status).

Prior to the merger, Marble Arch Synagogue had been an affiliated synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1954 and a constituent synagogue from 1961.  (The Western Synagogue had been independent from its inception until the merger.)



Membership Data:

Number of male seat-holders, 1870 -1970: (source)







Local Government District:

Great Cumberland Place is in the City of Westminster (a London Borough established in 1965) in Greater London.

Previously, Great Cumberland Place was in the former Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone within the former County of London.

Registration Districts:

From 1 January 1902 - St Marylebone
Since 1 January 1978 - Westminster


Documents relating to the Congregation

Copies of Invitations and the Orders of Service on the occasion of the
Laying of the Foundation Stone and Consecration of the Synagogue, 1960 & 1961

Other Congregation Information

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of the City of Westminster

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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