Thursday, 27 February 2014

New Prior Provincial

Congratulations to Fr Antony Lester who has been elected new Prior Provincial of the Carmelites.

From Carmelite News:

British Province Friars elect new Provincial and Council

The Friars of the British Province of Carmelites have elected Fr. Antony (Tony) Lester as their new Prior Provincial, and four brothers to serve as his Council. They will take up their new positions from the second stage of the Provincial Chapter in May.

The four friars elected to serve as the Provincial's Council are: Fr. Kevin Melody; Fr. Damian Cassidy; Fr. Francis Kemsley; and Brother Paul Jenkins, who joins the Council for the first time.

The elections took place on 26th and 27th February 2014 at Aylesford Priory, the Carmelite Order's historic community in Kent, as part of a special assembly of the Whitefriars held every three years. The assembly was presided over by the Prior General of the whole Carmelite Order, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral.

The Prior Provincial is the senior brother of the Carmelite Order in Britain. Father Tony has previously served two terms in the post, between 2002 and 2008. He will succeed Fr. Wilfrid McGreal who hands over the role after the Carmelite Provincial Chapter in May.

Fr. Tony is currently Catholic Chaplain to the University of York.

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