Bishop Storey is married to the Rev Earl Storey — who gave the first reading during the service — and they have two adult children Luke (22), and Carolyn (25), and son-in-law Peter.
She grew up in Belfast and studied French and English at Trinity college Dublin, before training at the Church of Ireland theoretical college
She was ordained a deacon in 1997 and a priest the following year, serving a curacy in Ballymena, a team vicar in Glenavy, and as a part-time youth worker co-ordinator.
Bishop Storey was rector of St Augustine’s in Derry since 2004 until her appointment was passed by the House of Bishops in September.
Representatives from different walks of life and other faiths witnessed this historic event including Dr Ali Selim representing the Islamic Cultural Centre at Dublin’s Clonskeagh.
Recently, Australian Church history was made with the election of the Revd Dr Sarah Macneil as the first woman to be the diocesan bishop of an Anglican diocese.
eDundalk concludes that today, Bishop Storey has left a legacy and broken the long jinx of inequality, monotony and gender role restrictiveness being practiced by most faiths in the 21st century. Her role was not only recognized by the society, community or church but by her family and husband.