Bevis Marks Synagogue

Bevis Marks Synagogue, officially Qahal Kadosh Sha’ar ha-Shamayim (Hebrew: קהל קדוש שער השמים‬, “Holy Congregation Gate of Heaven”), is the oldest synagogue in continuous use. It is located off Bevis Marks, in the City of London. The synagogue was built in 1701 and is affiliated to London’s historic Spanish and Portuguese jewish community. It is a Grade I listed building It is the only synagogue in Europe which has held regular services continuously for more than 300 years.

The Friends of the City Churches publish the following opening times:

Opening TimesMon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 11am – 1pm Sun: 11am-12.30pm

I have often found it closed to visitors at this time. It is open during Open House London weekend where talks are given explaining the history of the building.

Nearest stations: Aldgate, Liverpool St and London Fenchurch,


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