University Church

Sunday 11:00am & 6:15pm
Monday to Friday 1:05pm (except on Bank Holidays)
No public Mass on Saturday
Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals by arrangement

Welcome to Newman University Church

The Parish of Newman University Church is under the patronage of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom. Opened in 1856, it was initially attached to the neighbouring Catholic University and later to Harrington Street parish. In October 1974, it was established as a parish Church. This historic and beautiful Church has been a distinctive landmark in Dublin’s city centre for over 150 years and a place where the faith of the people of the parish community and beyond has been, and continues to be, celebrated.

Registered Charity Number: 20016166

Parishes Revenue Number: CHY7424

Newman University Church - Parish Mission Statement - April 2022

The parish of Newman University Church, dedicated to Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, is a Catholic community that welcomes every person as a beloved child of God.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, we gather to celebrate our life in the Risen Christ.

True to the vision of Saint John Henry Newman, we foster faith development through respectful dialogue between Church and culture and the meaningful integration of faith and reason.

We strive to be a people of hope, joy, and comfort in service to our parish community and the people of Dublin City Centre.

Parish Team

  1. Rev. Gary S. Chamberland, C.S.C.


  2. Dominique Cunningham

    Associate Director of Liturgy and Music

  3. Katherine Dunn

    Director of Information Technology and Communication


Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is a structure within the church concerned with the pastoral activities of parish life. It is made up of a representative body from the faith community who attend University Church. The Parish Pastoral Council shares the responsibility for building the parish into a vibrant Christian community that promotes Gospel values of love, justice and peace. It is a consultative body of leaders who actively seek the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and are guided by the teachings, laws and recommendations of the universal church and the local diocesan church.

  1. James Aherne

  2. Robert Black

  3. Jackie Conway

  4. Sheila Groome

  5. Anne Kearney

  6. Adam O'Neill

  7. Fr Enda Cunningham

    Parochial Administrator

House of Brigid

Teach Bhríde, the House of Brigid, is a community of young laypersons dedicated to serving the Catholic Church of Ireland with Clonard Church of the Annunciation in County Wexford and Newman University Church in Dublin, as its bases of operation.

  1. Meaghan Gould

  2. Emily Hannon

  3. Jane Porter

  4. Lizo McMahon

    House Director