New woman Bishop of Kildare and Meath a first for Church of Ireland

Revd Pat Storey has been appointed as the Bishop of Meath and Kildare, the first woman Anglican Bishop in Ireland and the UK.
The Church of Ireland has made history with the appointment of a woman to the position of Bishop of Meath and Kildare.

The Church of Ireland has made history with the appointment of a woman to the position of Bishop of Meath and Kildare.

The Revd Pat (Patricia) Storey was appointed last Thursday, September following a meeting of the House of Bishops in Dublin.

Revd Pat Storey is currently the Rector of St Augustine’s Parish Church, Derry. She is the first woman to be appointed a bishop in the Church of Ireland.

She said she was “both excited and daunted by this new adventure in our lives.

“I have had an extraordinarily happy experience in St Augustine’s and in this wonderful city which I will be sad to leave.

Speaking to the Leinster Leader of the historical nature of her appointment, she said: “It’s a first for me as well - I’ve never been a bishop before!”

It’s not exactly known when the Bishop elect will enthroned, but she believed it would be a few months.

She will be based in the bishop’s house in Moyglare in Maynooth. She said she hopes “there’s a nice garden for our golden retriever”.