April 2019 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
—Jane Goodall”

Sunday Services in April 2019

April 7th – Rev. Bridget Spain – Wisdom Of Japan
April 14th – Rev. Bridget Spain – Great Religions Of India
April 21st – Rev. Bridget Spain – Easter Sunday
April 28th – Tony Brady – Behind The Mask

The service on April 28th will be followed by the churches’ AGM.

On Good Friday, April 19th, the church will hold its annual Solemn Reading of the Names service at 12 noon where members of the congregation and friends of the church will read the name of all those killed since the beginning of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. It lasts approximately three hours and visitors are welcome to attend at any stage and stay for however long is deemed appropriate by them.

11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy

All welcome.

Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website on the Recordings page.

The church records its weekly Sunday services and has three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with three sections of the service (sermon, prayers and moments of reflection, and our children’s story) updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in April 2019

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.  They meet at 7pm for a 7.30 start  This month, tonight on 3rd April, they will watch Sully, a 2016 film starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood about Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who landed an airplane with 155 passengers in the middle of the Hudson River between New York City and New Jersey after both the plane’s engines cut out shortly after leaving New York La Guardia Airport.    The film club is a great social opportunity to meet other members of the church as well as to watch great movies.  Admission is free but film club members like to leave a donation for the Lantern Centre.

The church Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the vestry of the church at 7pm.  They will meet on April 24th to discuss The Upstairs Wife by Rafia Zakaria.

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month.  Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for further info or to receive regular info from the walking club.

Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre  (or, sometimes, the cinema for variety) in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after.  If you’d like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list.


Whether it be heating, stonework, windows or the grand restoration project of the pipe organ, old churches never stop needing funds to continue their maintenance and renewal.  You can see the beautiful results of the recent restoration work of the Hutton Window on our Facebook page.  There is more work to be done to bring new light through our old but historic windows.  You can contribute to the ongoing restoration work by donating via Paypal or by buying church publications and greeting cards at church or online. See the Restoration page on the website for more details.


The church has published a variety of books and other products.  Our most recent publication is a first collection of sermons and essays by our current minister Rev. Bridget Spain.

The new book, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories and greetings cards published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events in the church – April 2019

Friday 5th April
Cry Monster Cry
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €15 + booking fee from www.eventbrite.ie

“A hugely accomplished debut album marking out a new talent” – RTE ****

“A bewitching record” – Hotpress Magazine ****

“Rich harmonies…exceedingly likeable” – The Sunday Times ****

“Insular, thoughtful and poetic. Totally addictive and alluring” – Pure M Magazine ****

“Weaves its way into your affections” – Irish Daily Mail ****

Change is inevitable. It’s the very essence of music. Tempos, rhythms, dynamics. Rising, falling, swelling and settling like the tide. Following on from the success of their debut album, Rhythm of Dawn, released to critical acclaim, Cry Monster Cry is embracing change.

Their latest single Citadel still holds the signature elements that Dublin brothers Richie and Jamie Martin have become known for; warm fraternal harmonies, thoughtful, unadorned instrumentation, evocative lyrics and beautiful melodies, but a visceral, more measured approach is also now apparent. Recorded in the wilds of Donegal under the watchful eye of producer Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, Bell X1, Luke Sital-Singh) the song presents a level of honesty and maturity that is new for the band.

Cry Monster Cry has come a long way since releasing their debut EP The Fallen in 2012. The last two years have seen the band performing on television (The Imelda May Show, Other Voices) to millions of international viewers, as well as playing a string of sold out shows across Ireland and Europe.

Now the brothers are setting off on a new musical voyage, showcasing a conviction that has been sculpted through live performance and the bond felt between musician and audience, and a close-to-the-bone artistry that has been forged over time. Hopes, fears, successes, failures, love, anger, sadness, it’s all present.

Friday 26th April
Homebeat presents
Anna Mieke
Doors 8pm
Tickets €16.67 from www.eventbrite.ie

A concert to premiere Anna Mieke’s debut CD Idle Minds which will be released today. The album was recorded in the far reaches of west Cork and in Pickering Forest, Kildare, and features an eclectic mix of Greek bouzouki, electric guitar, piano and cello. The songs on the album are informed by Mieke’s colorful background of experiences, such as her travels in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, among other places, and learning Maori songs at school in New Zealand.

Saturday 27th April
Picture House
Tickets €20 from www.picturehouse.ie
Doors 8pm

An acoustic show featuring all the hits and a few surprises.

Sunday 28th April
Dublin Youth Choir
Lynsey Callaghan – conductor & director
Tickets €11 / €5.50 from www.dublinyouthchoir.com

Dublin Youth Choir and Dublin Youth Chamber Choir present a spring concert featuring music that celebrates freedom, music that calls for freedom, and music that explores what it means to be free.

Please feel free to spread the word about the Unitarian Church in Dublin by forwarding this e-mail onto others who you think might be interested in it.

Also, the church has a presence on Facebook and Twitter – please do come and visit us. All details that we have for all these events are up there as well as on our newly revamped website at

Best wishes,

Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West
Dublin 2

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