New editor of the Church of Ireland Gazette appointed


Revd Earl Storey

The new Editor of the Church of Ireland Gazette is the Revd Earl Storey, who grew up in the Clogher Diocese.

He succeeds Revd Canon Ian Ellis, Rector of Newcastle, Co. Down from 1 June.

The Revd Earl Storey was ordained in 1982 and has served as rector in parishes in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He has over 30 years' experience, including communications and publishing.

The new editor is expected to bring his own combination of communications skills and experience of wider church matters to the role. He will be working closely with a new Editorial Advisory Committee which is tasked with supporting the editor in developing a fresh vision for a vibrant modern journal, designed to appeal to readers of all ages and interests.

The Chairman of Church of Ireland Press Ltd, the Revd Canon John R Auchmuty, said: 'I am delighted to welcome the Revd Earl Storey as the new Editor of the Gazette. He brings many personal, professional, and spiritual gifts along with immense experience of our church in both jurisdictions to the Gazette as Editor.

'The Gazette has an important role to keep our church family connected one to another and now needs to explore new ways to provide support, blessing and encouragement to its current readers and new subscribers through its pages. The Revd Earl Storey brings both a fresh vision and enthusiasm to the Gazette and I wish him God's richest blessing in his work.'

Revd Storey and his family were members of Inishmacsaint Parish Church when he was growing up in Fermanagh and he was educated at Portora Royal School.

In 2008 Earl Storey founded Topstorey Communications (

He has worked with a variety of organisations, churches, businesses and individuals and is a qualified Executive Coach (Irish Management Institute).

He is responsible for the Journey in Self-Belief project at Maynooth University (, two days per week.

Revd Storey has previously served as Director of the Church of Ireland Hard Gospel Project, to address sectarianism and living with difference and has worked on a number of projects involving the Clogher Diocese.

He currently lives in Maynooth.