Welcome to the web site of the Chatham Memorial Synagogue on
Built in 1869 by Simon Magnus, in memory of his son Lazarus, on the site of an even older Synagogue, it is the home of the Jewish community in mid and north Kent.
Chatham Memorial Synagogue is actually located in historic Rochester on the River Medway in the county of Kent, about 35 miles South-east of London and only 35 minutes by high speed train from St Pancras
(45 minutes from Victoria).
Rochester, the home of the author Charles Dickens, is a popular tourist destination.
For further information about Rochester, please visit our Historic Rochester page.