“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 Dublin Unitarian Church has decided to sponsor and support a refugee family under the Department of Children Community Sponsorship Programme. These families have been invited to Ireland by the Irish Government as UN refugees from either Syria or Afghanistan. As refugees, they are entitled to full Irish Social Welfare supports from the day of arrival e.g. children's allowance, job seeker's allowance, housing assistance payment (HAP), medical card etc.
The Unitarian Refugee Welcome group has committed to support and sponsor this family for a period of two years. It will act as guarantor for the family, offering landlords the following assurances:
- Act as primary point of contact for both the landlord and the family
- Rent guarantee should there be any issue with HAP payments
- Commitment to do any reasonable work required in the house during the tenancy period
- At the end of the tenancy, a commitment to return the house in the same condition in which it was received
- Rent of €1,950 based on a family with 3 children under the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) (Family size will be based on the size of the accommodation)
- Sign a letter of guarantee re the above
We are anxious to find a landlord who will co-operate in this project.
If you or any of your contacts might know someone who has a property to let please advise them of this appeal and ask them to please get in touch with us.
This guarantee offers the landlord peace of mind as there will be no issues with payment of rent or with the condition of the house.Please contact us if you have any additional queries on firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregation capacity at at our Sunday services is limited to 50%. Masks will be required and social distancing will apply at all our services. Hand sanitisation upon entry. If you feel ill or are suffering from flu-like symptoms you should not attend.
All welcome.The Dublin Unitarian Church welcomes all in a spirit of freedom, reason and tolerance. Attendance at our services is open to everyone and there is no formal requirement for membership. Those attending regularly are encouraged to participate in church activities and make financial contributions towards the running and upkeep of the church.
The lively congregation which gathers at the 150-year-old church in St. Stephen’s Green owes its origin to English Puritans who arrived in Ireland in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Although the location of the earliest Meeting House in Dublin remains unknown, by the 1660s the descendants of the first Puritans were meeting in Wood Street, which is situated between Aungier Street and Peter Street. Read More
In the Community
In our church, service is our prayer. Some of our work in the community includes; engaging in the refugee resettlement programme, working for residents of direct provision centres, giving funds and skills to many charities, supporting justice and peace initiatives, while also providing an open and inclusive church in the centre of Dublin City.
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By LUAS – opposite the St Stephen’s Green LUAS stop (Green Line).
By Bus – 3 minute’s walk from stops on Wexford St and Aungier St and 5 minute’s walk from stops on College Green.
By Car – there is some on-street parking near the church or in the College of Surgeons multi-storey car park.
Access – there are steps up to the church. For people of limited mobility, there is a small lift (two persons maximum) to the side of the building.