At a meeting of the Glenstal monastic community this evening, Abbot Patrick announced that he has, on the advice of the Board of Governors, appointed Fr William Fennelly OSB to serve as the next Headmaster of Glenstal Abbey School.
Fr William is, of course no stranger to anyone in Glenstal. He was a student here from 1981 to 1987. He joined the community in 1998, and made first profession a year later. Since then, he has served in the school in various capacities, apart from four years studying in Paris and last year studying in London.
He made Solemn Profession in 2001 and was ordained priest in 2005.
Fr William will assume his new role when Br. Martin has completed his term of office at the end of the state examinations in June.