May 2016 at the Dublin Unitarian Church
Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.
Thomas Tusser
Sunday Services in May 2016
May 8 Service to be led by Rev. Bill McMillan
May 15 An Open Door – Shari McDaid
May 22 Sharing Our Lives – Rev. Bridget Spain
May 29 Extracts From The Past – Rev. Bridget Spain followed by Communion Service
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 May 2016
Film Club
The Film Club normally meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street, Dublin 8 at 7.15pm for 7.30 start.
This month when they will actually meet on Wednesday 11th May, they will watch Closely Observed Trains (1966 Czechoslovakia). It is a coming-of-age story about a young man working at a train station in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during World War II
The film club always likes to to welcome new members.
Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg
Walking Club
The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.
Please make contact with Marcus at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for future walks or would just like more information.
Facilitator – Marcus McInerney
Book Club
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (25th May this month) in the St. Stephen’s Green Hotel at 7.45pm.

This month they are reading Wench by Dolen Perkins Valdez

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a new social club opportunity for congregation members who might like to go to the theatre offering to organise tickets and meeting interested people for something to eat ahead of a show – If you are interested in joining him or hearing more about events as they are arranged, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required
Facilitator – Patrick Rogers
Thursdays at Lunchtime
As part of a general push to open up the church more often to the public, Thursdays at lunchtime have been spotted as an ideal opportunity for small cultural and historical events. After two successful series of talks (both podcasted from the recordings page on our website), we are currently running music recitals in this slot. Thursday from just after 1 to just before 2. Admission free. All welcome. Details below.

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 In The Church – May 2016
Thursday 5th May

Music at the Unitarian Church 2016
Judit Máté (organ)
Admission free

1.Andrew Synnott: Composition on Three Staves for Organ
2.Nicolas de Grigny: Ave maris stella
3.Pál Károlyi: Passacaglia für Orgel
4.J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV543
5.Dezső Antalffy-Zsiross: Madrigal
6.Charles-Marie Widor: Organ Symphony No. 6 – Allegro

Judit is a Hungarian-born organist presently studying and working in Dublin, Ireland. Playing the organ since the age of 14, she grew up learning music through the Kodaly method. She has studied in Hungary, Ireland and England and is currently in the closing stages of completing a Masters in Organ Performance at DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama where she studies with Simon Harden. Since 2010, she has been the organist and musical director of St. Jude The Apostle Church in Templeogue where she founded the St. Jude’s Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir, a group she conducts to this day.

Saturday 7th May
Faure: Requiem
Cambiata Ensemble, conducted by Niall Kinsella
Martina Smyth – Organ
Unitarian Project Choir
Tickets €15 on the night (or €13 in advance from here)

Join us at the Dublin Unitarian Church for a special performance of Fauré’s sublime Requiem, conducted by Niall Kinsella. The Unitarian Project Choir, who prepared the work at a special ‘workshop day’, will be joined by the Cambiata Ensemble, organist Martina Smyth and soloists Sinéad Ní Mhurchú (soprano) and Peter Manning (baritone). The concert will also feature the music of Belgian composer César Franck.

Come hear the fruits of their labours!

Thursday 12th May
Music at the Unitarian Church
Christophe Capewell (piano)
Admission free

Multi-instrumentalist from Sheffield, England but long-time resident of Dublin, Christoph Capewell is well known on the live music scene regularly playing both solo and with Harry Bird & The Rubber Wellies. Today, he is looking forward to presenting his own original compositions.

Friday 13th May
Spring Journey 2016
The Whileaways
Tickets €12 (advance from here) and €15 (on the night)

Three powerful forces in irish roots music in their own right, Noelie McDonnell, Nicola Joyce and Noriana Kennedy combine as The Whileaways to create a beautiful blend of harmonies, tradition and lyrics. Using traditional American folksong and bluegrass as a starting point, all three write and sing songs drawing on their own experience and the result is captivating.

Thursday 19th May
Music at the Unitarian Church 2016
Freddy Walsh (guitar)
Admission free

Irish classical guitarist having recently completed a Masters in Classical Performance at National University of Ireland Maynnooth

Friday 20th May
Mick Hanly In Concert
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €25.40 from

Following the release of his first album in 11 years, Mick Hanly is set to tour Ireland with regular collaborators Donal Lunny, Liam Bradley and James Delaney. His songs have been covered by Christy Moore, Mary Black, Dolores Keane, Delbert McClinton and others and, after a 50-year career of writing and performing, he continues to write with a freshness and vitality that few can match.

Thursday 26th May
Music at the Unitarian Church 2016
Pablo Manjón-Cabezas Guzmán (clarinet)
Varazdat Khachatryan (piano)
Admission free

Sonata No. 2 for Clarinet and Piano in E-Flat major, Op. 120 by Johannes Brahms
Time Pieces for Clarinet and Piano by Robert Muczynski


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


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