Building    From 1899 

Fieldgate Street Synagogue

Categories: Religion

 At Jewish East End we found photos of the inside of this synagogue and  "In 1887 local MP, Samuel Montagu, fearing for the safety of the users of these cramped spaces, founded the Federation of Synagogues to amalgamate them into larger, safer premises - hence the term ‘Great’ in the title of many of the Federation’s synagogues, and hence the foundation of Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue in 1899."

This is one of the few remaining synagogues in the East End, and it is struggling.  On another one of Jewish East End's pages we found a link to a professional 11 minute Jewish film illustrating the problem in a lovely way, with Warren Mitchell.

More photos at Spitalfields Life where we learn that it was damaged in WW2, rebuilt and reopened in 1959.  It closed for regular services in 2007 and was sold to the (surrounding) East London Mosque in summer 2015.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Fieldgate Street Synagogue

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Fieldgate Street Synagogue

Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue. Communal centre. This foundation stone was...

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Warne, Jnr.

Warne, Jnr.

Either burnt or poisoned in prison for his Protestant beliefs. Son of Elizabeth.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
American troops in WW2 in London

American troops in WW2 in London

During WW2 the US armed forces worshipped at the Grosvenor Chapel and partied at Rainbow Corner. This seems a good place to mention the searchable on-line honour roll of 28,000 Americans based in ...

Group, Armed Forces, Religion, USA

3 memorials
Rev. Stephen Charles Rees-Jones

Rev. Stephen Charles Rees-Jones

LMA refers to this man in association with leases for Holy Trinity School, 1915 - 26, giving his address as 45 Thornhill Road (the vicarage). Kelly's Directory helpfully informs that from 1926 he h...

Person, Religion

1 memorial
Mrs Oswald Howard

Mrs Oswald Howard

Connected to the Salvation Army Citadel, Ronalds Road in 1890.

Person, Religion

1 memorial
Mrs W. Spruce

Mrs W. Spruce

Committee Member of Kingston Spiritualist Church in 1927.

Person, Religion

1 memorial