September 2019 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

There is a kindness that dwells deep down in things; it presides everywhere, often in the places we least expect.
The world can be harsh and negative, but if we remain generous and patient, kindness inevitably reveals itself.
Something deep in the human soul seems to depend on the presence of kindness; something instinctive in us expects it, and once we sense it we are able to trust and open ourselve

John O’Donohue
To Bless the Space Between Us
(entitled Benedictus in Europe, Ireland and UK).

Sunday Services in September 2019

September 1 – Atonement – Pamela McCarthy
September 8 – Should we be Just or should we be Merciful ? – Aidan O’Driscoll
September 15 – Hunger – Keith Troughton
September 22 – Buddhist Philosophy – Rev. Bridget Spain
September 29 – Poetry For The Soul – 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.

The church records its weekly Sunday services and has three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with three sections of the service (sermon, prayers and moments of reflection, and our children’s story) updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in September 2019

Film Club is back from Summer Holidays but I am too late to include it here as it normally meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.  Rendezvous at 7pm for a 7.30 start    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 they will read Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo.  If you’re interested, please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required who co-ordinates the group.

On the third Tuesday of each month, Tony Brady leads a Mindfulness Meditation in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street. This month, on 17th September, the theme is “Living In The Moment”.  Admission is free but they like to leave a donation (suggested at €5) for the centre. Please email email hidden; JavaScript is required if you would like to come so they have an idea about the numbers expected.

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month.  Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for further info or to receive regular info from the walking club.

Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre  (or, sometimes, the cinema for variety) in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after.  If you’d like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list.


Whether it be heating, stonework, windows or the grand restoration project of the pipe organ, old churches never stop needing funds to continue their maintenance and renewal.  You can see the beautiful results of the recent restoration work of the Hutton Window on our Facebook page.  There is more work to be done to bring new light through our old but historic windows.  You can contribute to the ongoing restoration work by donating via Paypal or by buying church publications and greeting cards at church or online. See the Restoration page on the website for more details.


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 – September 2019

Friday 20th September
Culture Night 2019

As in previous years, the church will be open for Culture Night 2019. Come on the hour to enjoy musical performances or talks about the church or join us towards the end of the hour to enjoy learning about the churches’ outlook on worship and life, as well as some history on the denomination and the building, in an exhibition specially put together by our congregation.

With spotlight events (music and talks) on the hour lasting roughly twenty minutes, and the rest of each hour devoted to welcoming visitors into the church, the congregation of the Dublin Unitarian Church are looking forward to meeting you. All welcome.

5pm – “The Harvest Moon” (recital)
Eileen Coyle (soprano) & Frazier Hickland (piano)

6pm – “The Wilson Window” (talk)
Rev. Bridget Spain

7pm – “Around The Green –
Stories Behind 8 Historical Landmarks on St. Stephen’s Green” (talk)
Frank Tracy

8pm – “Rebel wedding – The secret marriage of Maryanne Emmet 20th September 1799” (talk)
Fergus Whelan

9pm – Tolka Hot Club (concert)

10pm – A Quiet Place (recital)
Josh Johnston (piano)

Please help us spread the word about our Culture Night programme on social media and amongst your friends in person.  – Here is a Facebook event to get the ball rolling !!!!

You have received this email because you subscribed to the Dublin Unitarian Monthly Email List either online or at a service or performance in the church.  If you don’t wish to receive it anymore, there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of this email.  If you would prefer to receive a shorter email featuring just the musical and cultural performances, please do send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required with “Switch To Events Email” in the subject header and we will sort this out promptly.

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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