Four governments represented at Remembrance Day service in St. Macartin's Cathedral


Attending the Remembrance Day service in St. Macartin's Cathedral Enniskillen

Representatives from the four governments of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and the United States led the prayers at the Remembrance Day service in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen on Sunday, 12th November 2017.

The service which followed the wreath-laying service at the War Memorial in Belmore Street was attended by the Secretary of State, Right Hon. James Brokenshire MP; former First Minister, Right Hon. Arlene Foster; Taoiseach, Mr. Leo Varadkar TD and Consul General in Northern Ireland representing the United States, Daniel Lawton.

Among the guests was Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Fermanagh, Viscount Brookeborough.

The service was conducted by the Dean of Clogher, the Very Revd Kenneth Hall, assisted by the Curate, Revd Chris MacBruithin; the Bishop of Clogher, Right Revd John McDowell and Monsignor Peter O’Reilly.

The preacher was Revd Alexander Bennett, Deputy Assistant Chaplain General, 38(Irish) Brigade.
The hymns were; “Be Thou my vision,” “I vow to thee my Country,” “Abide with Me,” “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind,” “All people that on earth do dwell,” and “Nearer my God to thee.” The organist was Mr Glenn Moore.

During the Act of Remembrance led by the Dean, the Last Post and Reveille were sounded by Warren Kerr of Ballyreagh Silver Band and a Piper’s Lament played by Pipe Major Gordon McKeown, 4 UDR Association.

The Choir anthem, “The Mansions of the Lord” was sung with Warren Kerr on trumpet and Rodney White on drums.

The National Anthem was sung and the Blessing was given by the Bishop of Clogher.