Sharman Kadish is the author of The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland (Yale University Press) and the guidebooks Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland (Historic England) and Jewish Heritage in Gibraltar (Spire Books).

A view of the reader's desk inside the bimah in Bevis Marks Synagogue in 2015.

Britain’s oldest synagogue is safe for now – but developers still threaten its future

Bevis Marks has seen off the latest threat to its existence, but such a significant site deserves much better

15 Oct 2021