Services in October 2012

Sundays at 11am

7th October The Ultimate Task – Iseult White
14th October Forgotten Treasure – Rev. Bridget Spain
21st October Harvest Thanksgiving (& Membership Service) – Rev. Bridget Spain
28th October The God Delusion – Pam McCarthy & Kieran Comerford

Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Meditation Service – facilitator Pam McCarthy

All welcome.

Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website – . 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 October 2012

Thinking About . . . . . .

This Month: Celtic Spirituality
An ethics series of meditation, contemplation and discussion led by Tony Brady.

All welcome – admission free – (donation)
Monday 15th October 2012 at 8pm
Lantern Centre 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

Film Club

Our film club meets on the first Wednesday of the month (October 3rd in this case) at 8pm at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.

This month – Imagining Argentina (2003)

Book Club

Our book club meets on the last Wednedsay of the month (October 24th in this case) at 7.30pm in the St. Stephens’ Green Hotel.

This month, they’re looking at Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin

Gentle Dance Class

Beverley Figgis takes a weekly session of “Gentle Movement To Music” every Monday at 11.15am in the Lantern Centre, Synge Street, All welcome.

Organ Fund News

Dorene Groocock has volunteered to take two sessions on score-reading and sight-reading to assist congregation members who would like to be able to follow the music of the hymns more easily (or from scratch). These will be after church on 4th and 11th November in the church. Donations will be taken for the Organ Fund.

See below in Events (28th October) for details of an extremely generous offer that one of our congregation has made to the Organ Fund and please support if you can.

Events in October 2012

Saturday 6th October
London Oriana Choir
Directed by David Drummond
David O’Shea (organ / piano)
€5 on the door.

This fantastically versatile London choir will present a programme of British Choral music by composers such as Byrd, Tallis, Stanford, Britten and Purcell.

Tuesday 23rd October
Anne-Marie O’Farrell & Cormac De Barra (Irish harp & Pedal Harp)
Tickets €12 / €8 available on the door or from our website –

An evening featuring music by Albeniz, Tarrega, Mozart and some traditional Irish music, new and old.

Friday 26th October
Outonalimb Records present
Owensie – “Citizens” Album Launch
Admission Price TBC


Sunday 28th October
Ouroboros presents
“Stoker” by Paul Walker
Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College (note venue)
Tickets €25 / €20 available from our website –

As you may know this year is the anniversary of Bram Stoker, Dublin born author of Dracula. Most definitely a man who has been under celebrated here at home. 

This year Dublin City Council has decided to hold a two-day festival to commemorate his life and work on Friday 26th & Saturday 27th of October. 

As part of this festival Denis Conway’s theatre company Ouroboros  are putting on the play  “Stoker” by Paul Walker in the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College – the play runs from Thursday 25th October to Sunday November 11th. Tickets are €25 each (€20 concession). 

There is a matinee each Sunday at 4pm during the run. As his contribution to the Talent Harvesting celebrations in the church on 21st October, Denis, who will be playing Stoker and is a member of the congregation, has offered to make seats for the first of these Sunday matinees available to members of the congregation and supporters of the organ fund – all money raised for tickets books through the church will go to the Organ Restoration Fund. 

The easiest way to take advantage of this extremely generous offer is online. Through the churches’ website –, simply buy your tickets from the link on our webpage – Once confirmed, the tickets will be waiting for you at the theatre.

Please keep this date free and support if you can – we are aware that the booking process is a little complicated but it’s the only way we can control the list to ensure that the organ fund gets the money it’s being offered !!! Please also spread the word – the offer is not exclusively for members of our congregation but we can’t get the money if the tickets are not booked in the way outlined above.

Advance Notice – Friday 9th November
Alive Music presents
Pierre Bensusan (guitar)
Tickets priced €22.50 in advance from

All events at the Dublin Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2 unless otherwise noted.

The church is currently fundraising to spend €250,000 to restore its beautiful J.W. Walker Pipe Organ (1910) at the back of the church. In March 2012, the campaign celebrated its first anniversary by announcing it had raised €48,000 so we’re well on the way but have plenty more to do yet. If you want to help support the project, you can by attending events at the church, buying the various books the church has published or by donating in the church or via Paypal (all credit cards accepted) through our website. If you’re interested in learning more, you should go to .

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 @dublinunitarian – 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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