Fr. Bryan Sydney Storey
was born on May 8, 1933 in London to the Anglican family of Dorothy and Sydney Storey. He had a younger brother, Keith. He studied at the Henry Thornton Grammar School in Clapham, London. Due to the threat of bombing in London in 1940, he and his brother and a group of young people were evacuated to Tintagel in Cornwall. There, a vivid faith in God awoke in him under the influence of canon Arthur Cuthbert Canner from the Anglican Church of Saint Materian in Tintagel. After the war, in 1948, he joined the Catholic Church. He has worked in London in various accounting companies. He then served two years of compulsory military service as an clerk in RAF. Then, in the years 1953-1960, he studied at two Catholic seminaries of St. Augustine in Walworth (London) and St. John’s in Wonersh, Surrey. On June 16, 1960 in the church of St. Anselm in Tooting Bec, London was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Southwark by Archbishop Cowderoy. For eleven years he worked as an assistant priest at Hove, Sussex, which in 1965 was included to the newly formed Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, and he became part of its presbytery. From 1964 to 1971, he was the member and then the chairman of the Catholic Marriage Advisory Council in his diocese, also working for three years in the Cornish Mission.
In 1971, for personal reasons, he moved to Cornwall for a short time, but remained there for 47 years until the end of his life. For two years he helped the Canons Regular of the Lateran in Bodmin to serve 16 mission stations in Cornwall, and from 1973 he was responsible for the Missionary Church of St. Paul in Tintagel, Cornwall, in the Diocese of Plymouth, South West England. He initiated the International Crusade for Moral Reform, the aim of which is to promote chastity in line with the Paul VI Encyclical Humanae Vitae which is necessary for the integrity of the human person. He promoted Eucharistic adoration. He wrote many comments for the Catholic press. From 2008, he became an outstanding interpreter and editor of the writings of Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer in English, which inspire many readers in Great Britain, the United States and around the world. He died on July 26, 2018 in Truro, Cornwall.