Welcome to the Meade Hill Shul website
Your friendly local Orthodox Shul
Established in 1904 we are an orthodox Synagogue located on the corner of
Meade Hill Road and Middleton Road, Prestwich, Manchester.
Welcome One and All. We are delighted to welcome you if you have just moved into the area or are thinking of moving here. Please contact us if you require any help or advice with moving in or would like to find out more about the area or our Shul. We are a growing Shul who’s aim is to be there for you when you need us. It is an exciting time for Meade Hill Shul so feel free to browse our website to find out more, drop us a line or just pop in.
Festive Service Timetable for the coming week…
Friday 18th May
7.20 pm Mincha
7.28pm – 7.45pm candle lighting
Shabbos 19th May
8.45pm Shabbos Mincha
10.15pm Maariv at Rabbi Prijs house followed by 10.45 pm meal and Midnight learning until at least 1.30pm. No service at Shul
Sunday 20th May
9.15am Shacharis and Cheescake Kiddush
7.15 pm Mincha and Maariv
Eat meal at home before 9.10pm
Monday 21st may
9.15am Shacharis followed by Yiskor
10.20pm Maariv and end Yomtov
Mincha Maariv Daily at 7.45pm
Thursday 24th May
10.00 am Shacharis followed by brunch
Friday 25th May
7 .30 pm Mincha
Friday Evening, Shabbos Mincha & Maariv times are now on the Services page.
Shabbat UK at Meade Hill Shul
Shabbos started with a thought provoking and humorous Introduction by special guest Rabbi YY Rubinstein of New York to a full Shul. We had a very lively Kabbolas Shabbos with our friends from Heaton Park Shul which was led by the Travelling Chassidim’s Chazzan R’ Arye Blum and his choir. Later at a packed Seuda, the young friendly families of the Travelling Chassidim sat among the Community, enjoying the meal together and breaking down barriers and stereotypes. In between lively singing and dancing, Rabbi YY spoke in his inimitable style, with the crowds laughing and crying, and deeply inspired by his message.
Shabbos morning brought another inspiring tefillo with the accompaniment of the choir and a thought provoking sermon from Rabbi YY. Members had never experienced a davening of such beauty and warmth. A wonderful seuda followed, again inspired by Rabbi YYs humour and pathos, and the singing led by the Chassidim. Then two of those present,an ex Pastor and an ex Seventh Day Adventist shared emotional words , describing their present journey towards conversion. Their message inspired everyone how lucky we are to have been born into the precious gifts of Torah and the Shabbos.
After a lively Mincha, the Community were again inspired , this time by Rabbi Aviv Bar Ilan’s heartfelt message of growth and of continuing the inspiration further. Rabbi Prijs shared stories of the power of Shabbos to connect Jews to their roots , and thanked the selfless Chassidim for giving up their Shabbos to inspire others.
And the climax of the Shabbos was the beautiful candlelit Havdoloh with the Travelling Chassidim. As Yissy Shadmi played spirited music, even the most reluctant people were swept up by the incredible ruach. Shtreimels and kashketels changed heads , and time was suspended in circles of pure unity between Yidden. It was an unforgettable Shabbos for all those who experienced it.
The ERUV is HERE The Shul are proud to be including in the Eruv. This means that you can now carry your prayer books and tallasim to Shul on Shabbos and Yom Tov, providing that you are also within the eruv boundaries. Please check the Eruv website for an up to date map.
New Office Opening Hours. The office will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 until 2:00 and Sunday from 9:30 until 12:00.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis visits our Shul. What an historic day when the first Chief Rabbi in 50 years visited our Shul on Sunday 29th January for the official induction of Rabbi Yanky Prijs. Over 150 people attended including Dayan Berger from the Beth Din and many Rabbonim and executives from Shuls both in and around Manchester. They were expertly entertained by our quartet of Chazonim, Martin Radnan, Simon Caplan, Alan Goodman and Menachem Leiberman. All of the speakers spoke superbly and the perfect afternoon was finished with a delicious buffet reception where the Chief Rabbi mingled with the community.
On-Line and Card Payments We have a new Donations Page which can be used to make any payments to the Shul using your card. You will notice that our website is fully SSL secure (see the green padlock to the left of the address) so you can make your payment in complete safety.
Picture Page – Check out our new pictures page on the website. It shows some photographs of the Shul and previous events. Most of the photos were expertly taken by Stephen Spencer, so we thank him for giving us permission to use his photographs on our website. Click the link at the top to see them in all of their glory.
Facebook Page. Click here to see www.Facebook.com/MeadeHillShul. Make sure to “Like Us” to hear all the latest news, views and discussions and keep an eye open for special offers. There are lots of pictures there from recent events and it is the best place to keep in touch!
Birthday Kiddush Once per month we are delighted to invite all members who’s birthday fall in this month to a special Birthday Kiddush. If you would like to sponsor your birthday kiddush then please contact the Shul office or the Rebbitzen for more information.
110th Anniversary Gala Click here to see some wonderful feedback and photos to what was an amazing evening.
Sunday Morning Learning Pop in every Sunday at 9:00am for Rabbi Steinberg’s shiur. Everybody is welcome and membership is not required. The shiur is followed by Shacharis and a begal brunch.
Building Work We are about to initiate a major renovation plan to redevelop the site and build a brand new new Shul building. Please contact us if you would like to contribute in any way to this project.