March 2018 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“I think the President put it best
When he gave his big address
He said, I know what they told you in the press
But people, spring is just around the corner
Trust me, spring is just around the corner”

Richard Julian

Sunday Services in March 2018

4th March – Look to Abraham – Pamela McCarthy
11th March – Radical And Liberal – Rev. Bridget Spain
18th March – Songs And Wisdom – Rev. Bridget Spain
25th March – Ecumenics Matters – Keith Troughton

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 .

There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in March 2017
Film Club
The Film Club meet on the first Wednesday of the month. This month, on 7th March, at 7pm, they will watch
Lion (2016), the true story of how Saroo Brierley, 25 years after being separated from his family in Burhanpur,
sets out to find them. The film stars Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.
Both Patel and Kidman won Oscars for their performances.
Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Book Club
The Book Club meet to discuss a book on the last Wednesday of the month (28th March in this case) in the vestry of the church at 7pm. During February they were reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman but as their February meeting coincided with the visit of the Beast From The East, they decided to discuss it at their next meeting. So at the end of March, they will discuss it and this month’s book, The Thing About December by Donal Ryan.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
A group of congregation members (led by Patrick Rogers) like to go to the theatre every now and again. On Tuesday 6th March, they will attend a performance of Hedda Gabler (a new production by the National Theatre – UK – of Ibsen’s masterpiece by Patrick Marber) There will also be future trips so if you’d like to join them on this or in the future, make contact with Patrick at email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will be glad to give you more information.

Walking Club
The Walking Club like to go and walk in places around Ireland (mostly near to Dublin) roughly once a month.

Their March walk is city-based in St. Anne’s Park between Raheny and Clontarf this Saturday 10th March. They will meet at 11am at Olives Room in the Red Stables complex where there is extensive free parking. They plan to walk for about 3 hours.

If you would like to know more, or would like to join them on future walks, please contact him email hidden; JavaScript is required


The church have published two volumes of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005 and 2006. These are available from the church directly for €15 each.

The church has also recently unveiled a new greeting card featuring a sketch of the church by longtime congregation member George McCaw. This can be purchased in the church after service or online.

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

Events at Dublin Unitarian Church – March 2018

Sunday 18th March
St. Patrick’s Festival presents
Herstory: Revolutionary Religious Women

Time: Doors 3pm | Start 3.30pm
Tickets: €7

Truth be told, women played a key role in the early development of many world religions. In this Herstory Salon lost legends and the forgotten feminine wisdom of Christianity, Islam and ancient pagan religion will be uncovered. From saints to goddesses, we will explore their life stories and the importance of honouring the Sacred Feminine. Mary Magdalene emerges from the shadows with Khadijah, the Prophet Mohammad’s wife. The female disciples return, once lost by history, now rediscovered by Herstory. Have you heard of Thecla or Teia Tephi? Did you know that King Laoighre’s daughters saved the life of St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint? Think you know our matron St. Brigid? Think again.

Religion has dominated Irish life and permeated our culture for centuries. As we witness the demise of the church and the rise of celebrity culture, the crisis in spirituality, masculinity and femininity will be explored. In a world that has never been more unequal, we ask if it’s time for religions to evolve, acknowledge the role of women, the importance of the Sacred Feminine, and create future faiths based on equality and respect for both sexes?

Speakers include John Ennis (poet/ recipient of the Patrick Kavanagh award), Tara Flynn (comedian/ actress), Danushia Kaczmarek (author/ spiritual teacher), Fatin Al Tamini, (activist/photographer) and Prajnamayi, member of the Triratna Buddhist Community.


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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