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Chatham Memorial Synagogue

Chatham Memorial Synagogue, 366 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DJ

Visit this unique and exceptional historic Grade II* listed site; experience the finest substantial example of a late 19th Century British Synagogue in the Romanesque style with its exceptionally richly decorated interior and unique attached cemetery

Chatham Memorial Synagogue is considered to be of exceptional significance, and is, quite literally, the only one of its kind in the world!
It is exceptionally beautiful inside with its blaze of colour and distinctive stained glass windows including the renowned Holocaust Memorial Window designed by Hilary Halpern.
The finest surviving example of HH Collins' work, the current Synagogue sits on the site of an earlier building. The cemetery predates even this earlier building with graves going back to the mid-1700s. This is the only Synagogue in the UK which has an attached cemetery (which has been newly listed), making the site even more significant.
Learn about the Jewish community in Medway, compare religions, look at "Leper's Walk", or just admire the beauty of this wonderful building- just don't miss this rare opportunity to visit!
You will also have the opportunity to try some delicious traditional Jewish food alongside our usual warm welcome.

This event took place in September 2023 and the entry is now archived.

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Date last modified: 5th September 2023 at 16:49