On Friday 3rd April (Good Friday) at 12noon, there will be a solemn reading of the names of all those killed during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

This annual reading of names illustrates powerfully the terrible, random nature of death in war and civil conflict. All human life and death is in this mournful list: British soldiers, IRA volunteers, loyalist paramilitaries, Ulster policemen and women, gardaí, part-time UDR men, prison officers, civil rights marchers, judges, businessmen, farmers, taxi drivers, social workers, children of all ages, people killed walking home from the pub, while watching football on the television, while attending church; people killed on trains, out walking and shopping and visiting in London and Birmingham, Dublin and Monaghan, Belfast and Derry and Omagh and a score of other Northern Irish towns and villages.

This annual ceremony is a respected tradition peculiar to the Dublin Unitarian Church but all are welcome to come and listen for as short or as long a time as they wish. The whole ceremony lasts approx 3 hours. All are welcome to attend for as long or as short as they wish. If you attend and would like to read some of the names, please see Rev. Bridget Spain or an attendant at the door when you arrive.


We are a vibrant and lively congregation of people of all backgrounds and ages who worship together in a beautiful 19th century church on St. Stephen’s Green in the centre of Dublin city.

Our bond of union is religious sympathy, not the declaration of a creed-bound faith. In the love of truth and in the spirit of Christ, we unite for the worship of God and the service of our fellows.

The following text has been the motto of our church for many years:

Love is the doctrine of this church, the quest of truth is its sacrament and service is its prayer. To dwell together in peace. To seek knowledge in freedom. To serve humankind in fellowship to the end that all souls shall grow in harmony with the divine. This do we covenant with each other and with God.

The church is an eco-congregation and has been awarded a Fairtrade Certificate.

Here on our site you can find details of our services, a map to help you find us, a history of our church and of Unitarianism in Dublin, information about our fundraising campaign for the restoration of the church organ and links to other useful sites. Details on our rites of passage services – baptisms, weddings and funerals – are also available. There are some rules when using church facilities.

Please browse the site, and, if you require any further information, do email us at email hidden; JavaScript is required
or phone us on + 353 (0)1 478 0638

Visitors are always welcome at our services, which take place at 11.a.m. on Sunday mornings, and at 1.05pm on Wednesdays.

Rev. Bridget Spain


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For older recordings from services, please go to the Recordings page.

The church has a new range of four information leaflets available which one can pick up from the church or download by clicking on the links below. Please feel free to share the link with others or forward the pdf file for free.

Services In The Church
History Of Unitarianism In Dublin
Our Church Building

If you’d like to sponsor a pipe on the newly restored Organ (work begins January 2014), you can download our leaflet as a pdf here and sponsor by post or online – see below.

If you would like to donate to our Organ <a=”/restoration”>Restoration Fund, you can do so using the button below and paying with Paypal or a credit card.

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