A congregation in Glasgow has become the latest church to quit the Episcopal Church of Scotland over its liberal interpretation of Scripture.
St Silas Church, in the West End of Glasgow, voted to discontinue status as a licensed private chapel within the SEC after an overwhelming majority of the congregation - 86% - voted to leave following a period of consultation and prayer.
"Recent decisions of the Scottish Episcopal Church have made clear to us that the denomination does not regard the Bible as the authoritative word of God," the church said in a statement.
"With deep sadness, we have therefore decided that for reasons of integrity we can no longer continue as part of the Scottish Episcopal Church. ...