October 2018 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”
Emily Bronté

Sunday Services in September/October 2018

7th – Judas Iscariot – Rev. Bridget Spain
14th – Blessed Are The Peacemakers – Rev. Bridget Spain
21st – Nature And The Soul – Rev. Bridget Spain
28th – Halloween – Rev. Bridget Spain

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 .

For many years, there have been three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Due to current technical problems, there seems to only be one fully functioning at the moment – we are working on it. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in October 2018

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month (3rd this month) at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street. They meet at 7pm for a 7.30 start This month they will watch Last Orders, Fred Schepisi’s thoughtful ensemble drama looks back on the life of Jack (Michael Caine), an amiable London butcher who leaves behind his devoted wife, Amy (Helen Mirren), and a group of loyal pub-dwelling buddies when he dies. A superb cast of legendary British actors – this is a lovely and funny film. 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. This month, on 31st October, they will discuss Dictator by Robert Harris

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month. They are currently planning a walk in Dun Laoghaire along the Metals towards Killiney on November 3rd. The group will meet at the McInerney’s house, 8 Claremont Villas, Glenageary at 11am to start walking at 11.30.

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Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after. There are tickets booked for Druid Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III at the Abbey Theatre for Wednesday 17th October. If you’d like to join them or would like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list.


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 – October 2018

Saturday 13th October
Turning Pirate presents
John Smith
Tickets €17.95 from www.eventbrite.com

“The future of folk music” – John Renbourn

“He’s a magician” – Ben Howard

“Spellbinding” – Time Out

Born in Essex and raised in Devon, John Smith has gained a reputation through relentless touring as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and singer-songwriters. With five album releases in 11 years, his reputation now extends far beyond the UK folk scene, as reflected by sideman credits including Joan Baez, David Gray, Lisa Hannigan and Lianne La Havas. Compared as a singer to John Martyn and Ray Lamontagne, Smith has evolved his own transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide techniques, switching between acoustic and electric guitars in various tunings. His uniquely intimate take on love, loss or even a mythic murder ballad, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following, made up of people willing to take part in the communion of a song.

Friday 19th October
Havest Unplugged
A Tribute To Neil Young
Doors 8pm
Tickets €20 from www.tickets.ie

An evening of all the usual acoustic classics (“Heart Of Gold”, “Old Man”, “Harvest Moon”, “Helpless, “Sugar Mountain” etc) as well as re-interpretations of some powerful rockers (“Powderfinger”, “Ohio”, “Southern Man” and “Rockin’ In The Free World”)


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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