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Interior For Heritage Week

The Windows and Memorials of St. Stephen's Green Unitarian Church

13 August, 2:30pm - 4pm

  • 112 St. Stephen's Green Dublin
  • D02 YP23
  • Co. Dublin – Dublin City

The ancestral tree of the congregation of St. Stephen’s Green Unitarian Church is rooted in the religious and political upheavals of the mid-17th century. Its branches include congregations of Protestant Dissenters that had Meeting Houses in Dublin at Wood Street, Strand Street, Cook Street, Mary’s Abbey, New Row, and Eustace Street.

All of these congregations were united in a liberal religious outlook and a determination to defend the right to freedom of conscience in matters of religion. By the end of the 18th century these congregations had evolved into two congregations, Strand Street and Eustace Street. In 1863 the Strand Street congregation opened its new church on St. Stephen’s Green where it was joined in 1867 by the Eustace Street congregation, so forming a single Unitarian congregation in Dublin.

The memorial windows and wall plaques installed and erected in the church in the years following its opening are very useful guides to the history of this Unitarian congregation. The people remembered in the memorials include the ministers of the church, merchants, prominent members of the legal and medical professions, casualties of the first world war, and revolutionaries.

A selection of these memorials will be used to illustrate a talk on the history of St. Stephen’s Green Unitarian Church that will be presented by Rory Delany, a Trustee of the church.

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