October 2013

Services in October 2013

Every Sunday @ 11am – Sunday Worship

October 6th
Krishnamurti – Rev. Bridget Spain
October 13th
Am I Still A Unitarian – Andy Pollak
October 20th
Harvest Thanksgiving – Rev. Bridget Spain
October 27th
Sabbath Day – Rev. Bridget Spain

All welcome.

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 – www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/recordings . 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 2013

Film Club

The Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month (2nd October in this case) in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street, Dublin 8 at 7.45pm. This month they will watch the film “Cache” (2005 France) starring Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Biinoche – see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387898/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1.

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Walking Club

The Walking Club are looking forward to a walk around Donabate and Portrane on Saturday 12th October. This will be led by Michael and Tania The walk will take approx 4 1/2 hours. Boots are not required but strong shoes are advised. Meetup at Donabate train station on the arrival of the Dublin Drogheda train at 11.30am. All welcome.

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Book Club

The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (30th October in this case) in the St. Stephen’s Green Hotel at 7.45pm.

This month they are reading Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel 

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Gentle Dance

Congregation member Beverly Figgis runs Movement To Music sessions every Monday morning at 11am in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.

Organ Restoration Fund

At Culture Night during September 2013, the Organ Fundraising Committee were pleased to launch Pipe Up, a new opportunity for congregation members and their friends to support the Organ Restoration Project by sponsoring a pipe or pipes. With prices ranging in proportion to the pipes from €40 – €400, there is ample scope to fit your budget and with 1629 pipes needed to create the restored organ, there are more than enough to go around. You can pick up a leaflet from the church or sponsor online at www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/sponsorapipe. Please spread the word.

150th Anniversary

This year marks the 150th anniversary of our beautiful church building on St. Stephen’s Green. We are looking forward to opening the doors to private and public groups to mark the anniversary. This month, as well as a few private openings for members of the congregation and friends, the church will be open on Sunday 6th October for the annual Open House festival between 2 and 5pm. We will bring people on guided tours on the hour but during the rest of the time, visitors will be welcome to view the church at their leisure.


The church have also published a single volume of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005. This is available from the church directly for €15.

The other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website – www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/publications – and we take payment through Paypal.

Events in the Dublin Unitarian Church in October 2013

No food or drink available or allowed at any concerts in the church.

Sunday 6th October
Open House 2013
Open 2-5pm

For the annual architectural festival, the Dublin Unitarian Church is very happy to open its doors for the Sunday afternoon. There will be guided tours on the hour (2, 3 and 4) but people are welcome to wander through the church at all times the church is open.


Sunday 13th October
Butler Plays Bach, Guliani, Sor & More
Daragh Butler (guitar)
Tickets €12 at the door.

Friday 18th October
MCD present
Deptford Goth
Tickets €12 from Ticketmaster
Doors 7.30pm

Support from Bantum

Deptford Goth is the stage name of British experimental pop producer, singer and ethereal and spectral R&B artist Daniel Woolhouse from Peckham. Woolhouse started under that name in late 2010, when he decided to fuse his songwriting roots in guitar and piano with a more electronic approach. Describing his music as „sitting somewhere between real and synthetic“, the art school graduate debuted in late 2010 with the single Real Love Fantasy, which set electronically tweaked vocals adrift on blurry synths and a spare beat. His debut EP, Youth II EP, was released October 17 2011 by Merok Records. His debut album, Life After Defo, followed two years later, on March 18 2013.



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. On 29th June 2013, our organist Josh Johnston was excited to announce that the appeal had reached the halfway point of €125,000 – we’re well on the way but there’s 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 sponsoring pipes in the church or online via Paypal (all credit cards accepted). If you’re interested in learning more, you should go to our Restoration page.

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 www.dublinunitarianchurch.org .

Best wishes,

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

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