A new plaque has been unveiled at St. Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen in memory of the late Stewart Scott, the church’s most senior bell ringer.

It was dedicated by the Dean of Clogher, the Very Rev. Kenneth Hall in tribute to Mr. Scott who was a member of the bell ringing team in the cathedral for 66 years serving as captain for many of those years.

“He was a very faithful, dedicated and supportive member of the Cathedral, the front runner of the bell ringers,” said Dean Hall.

“His presence not only in the bell tower but his presence every Sunday in the pew is indeed sadly missed,” he said.

Mr. Scott, who died last year, was one of the ringers to ring the bells for The Queen before and after her jubilee service in the Cathedral during her historic visit to Enniskillen in 2012.

When he left school he worked for The Impartial Reporter newspaper where he worked for 49 years reaching the post of print supervisor.

Last October Mr. Scott's life was celebrated with the peal of 10 bells ringing as his funeral cortege arrived at the Cathedral and again as the funeral service ended.

The bell ringing tribute was also the theme of the funeral address at the service delivered by Dean Hall who explained how bells had been traditionally rung to announce historic events and how Christian churches in Europe adopted the practice since the year 550AD.

He said many people in Enniskillen and its community have been blessed by Mr. Scott’s ringing of the bells. As a Life-time Member of the of the Irish Association of Change Ringers, Mr. Bell had rung in all the towers in Northern Ireland, as well as some in the Republic of Ireland and some in England and Scotland. Enniskillen Cathedral is one of less than a dozen churches in Northern Ireland with a peal of eight bells or more.

Meanwhile a new window was also dedicated in the Cathedral by Dean Hall during Sunday's service, a gift from Enniskillen man Ivan Kee and his wife Avril.

The design illustrates St. Macartin assisting St. Patrick on his mission with St. Brigid in the background reported to be St. Macartin's niece and Clogher Cathedral where St. Macartin established his first church. The Rowan Tree leaves and berries are symbolic of the name Macartin meaning Son of the Rowan Tree.