Since the publication of the article on special acts of worship in Anglo-Jewry in the previous issue of this journal,1 details of additional forms of prayer published for use on these occasions have been brought to my notice. I am especially grateful to Professor David Latchman for providing details from his important collection of documents on Anglo-Jewish history.2 I also thank Jonathan Fishburn and Vanessa Freeman for further assistance.
The article was concerned with special acts of worship that were ordered or recommended at times of trouble or celebration for observance throughout the main Jewish communities, not just in the main synagogues at Bevis Marks (Sephardi or Spanish and Portuguese Jews) and the Great Synagogue at Duke’s Place (Ashkenazi or German Jews). The first of these special services or prayers for general use were published by the chief rabbi of the Ashkenazi Jews, beginning in the 1740s.3 From the additional information, it is now clear that the Sephardi religious leaders began to publish general forms in 1854 (not 1859 as stated in the original article), for use not just at Bevis Marks but also at its “branch synagogue”, located in Wigmore Street.4
The additional special forms of prayer for general use are given in the following list. Unless otherwise indicated, their publication followed the common practice of Jewish religious leaders responding to orders issued by the British crown or recommendations by the archbishops of Canterbury and York for special services or prayers in the Church of England. The other types of occasion are indicated by these symbols:
# a British royal event not observed by crown order or other instruction in the Church of England
* occasions specific to the Jewish community
The forms that were issued for the Spanish and Portuguese (Sephardi) synagogues are evident from their titles. All other forms were issued by the chief rabbi, for general use in Ashkenazi synagogues.
1786 Form of prayer and thanksgiving to the king of kings who in his abundant mercy most happily preserved our just, pious, and gracious sovereign lord his most sacred majesty George the third, king of Great Britain from the hand of the assassin on the second of August, 8 pp.5
1818 # Prayer and psalms for the day of grief consecrated by the congregation of German Jews in London and throughout England on the day of burial of her late most gracious majesty Queen Charlotte 4th day of Kislev AM 5579,  pp.
1854 Form of prayer for our repentance and the success of our arms to be used at the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue Bevis Marks and at the branch synagogue on Wednesday April 26th 1854–5614. The day appointed as a day of general humiliation, 11 pp.
1855 Form of prayer for our repentance and the success of our arms to be used at the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue Bevis Marks and at the branch synagogue on Wednesday March 21st 1855–5615. The day appointed as a day of general humiliation, 11 pp.
?1914–18 The Great War. Prayer of intercession to be read every Sabbath after the prayer for the king and royal family, 7 pp.
1916 Intercession service. Order of service by the Rev the haham Dr M Gaster to be used in the Spanish and Portuguese synagogues on Sunday the 2nd January 1916. The day appointed as the day of general intercession, 2 pp.
1929 * Memorial prayer for the victims of the massacres in the holy land, 3 pp.6 (after the attacks by Arabs on Jews in Palestine during late August)
1933 * Prayer for our brethren in Germany to be read after the prayer for the king and the royal family, 1 p.7
1935 Prayer and thanksgiving for the semi-jubilee of his majesty’s accession to the throne Sunday 5th May, 5695–1935, 12 pp.8
1937 Prayer and thanksgiving for the coronation of their majesties King George and Queen Elizabeth, Sunday, 9 May, 5697–1937, 12 pp.9
1938 Spanish and Portuguese Jews congregations. A prayer for the preservation of peace. Shabbat 17th September 1938, 1 p. (during the Czechoslovakian crisis)
1945 The world war. Service of praise and thanksgiving for the victories of the allied nations, 16 pp.10 (national thanksgiving day for the end of the war, Sunday 19 August), University College London Library, Special Collections, Mocatta boxed pamphlets RP 78
1966 * Special prayer to be recited at the Seder Pesach 5726 Passover 1966. “Remember our brethren everywhere who are in distress”, 1 p.