Scottish church considers female bishop election
A Scottish Anglican priest will learn later if she has become the first female bishop of a major UK church.
The Rev Canon Dr Alison Peden is on a shortlist of five hoping to be elected Bishop of Brechin in the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Dr Peden stood for election to be a bishop in 2010 but failed in her bid.
The other candidates are the Rev Canon David Bayne, the Rev Canon Dr Alvyn Pettersen, the Venerable Paul Ferguson and the Venerable Dr Nigel Peyton.
An electoral synod of clergy and lay church members will make the decision. They are meeting at St Ninian's Episcopal Church in Dundee at 1900 GMT.
Dr Peden is currently Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Stirling, and Canon of St Ninian's Cathedral in Perth.'Quality candidates'
She was on a shortlist of three to become Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway in January 2010 but the post was taken by Dr Gregor Duncan...