Anglicans appoint UK and Ireland's first woman bishop

The Anglican church has appointed Rev Pat Storey as the UK and Ireland's first woman bishop. The rector of St Augustine's in Derry, has been elected by the Church of Ireland as the new Bishop of Meath and Kildare.

Rev Pat Storey, rector of St Augustine's in Derry, who has been elected by the Church of Ireland as the new Bishop of Meath and Kildare. Credit: The Church of Ireland /PA Wire

The married mother of two, who grew up in Belfast, said she was both "excited and daunted" by the historic appointment.

"I have had an extraordinarily happy experience in St Augustine's and in this wonderful city, which I will be sad to leave," she said.