Remembrance Service in Enniskillen Cathedral - 8th Nov 2020

Leaving the Remembrance Service in St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen are
the Archbishop of Armagh, Most Revd John McDowell who preached the sermon;
Mr Robin Walker MP, Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office; The First Minister, Arlene Foster MLA;
The Taoiseach, Mr. Micheál Martin TD and Dean Kenneth Hall who conducted the service.

The Remembrance Service in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen was one of the main commemorations in Northern Ireland with five governments represented including The Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office, Mr. Robin Walker MP representing the Unite Kingdom Government; The First Minister of Northern Ireland, The Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA; An Taoiseach, Mr. Micheál Martin TD, representing the Irish Government; Mr. Bryan Wockley, Deputy US Consul General and Mr. Jerome Mullen, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland.

The service arranged by the Parish of Enniskillen in conjunction with the Royal British Legion’s Enniskillen Branch, was conducted by the Dean of Clogher, the Very Revd Kenneth Hall and the preacher was the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland, The Most Revd John McDowell.

The numbers attending had to be greatly curtailed due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

The lessons were read by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Fermanagh, The Rt Hon Viscount Brookeborough KG and Mr Scott Elliott, BTh.

The Act of Remembrance was led by Lt Col Mark Scott (Ret’d), DL Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the Last Post and Reveille were sounded by bugler, Mr Warren Kerr, a member of Ballyreagh Silver Band. The Piper’s Lament was played by Pipe Major Gordon McKeown, 4 UDR Association.

The prayers were led by The Rt Hon Revd Monsignor Peter O’Reilly from St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church.

The hymns sung by the socially distanced choir in the gallery and accompanied by organist, Mr. Glenn Moore were; “Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven,” “I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,” “Lord, while for all the world we pray,” and “Be thou my vision O Lord of my heart.”

The full text of Archbishop John McDowell’s sermon on Remembrance Sunday in St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen can be found at this link

Arriving for the Remembrance Service in Enniskillen Cathedral are (front, from left),
Dean Kenneth Hall; the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin T.D and Archbishop John McDowell.
Back (from left), Mr Scott Elliott, BTh and Monsignor Peter O’Reilly.


The congregation at the Remembrance Service in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen.