The Rev Canon Dr Alison Peden was one of five candidates shortlisted for the office of Bishop of Brechin in the Scottish Episcopal Church. However, at a meeting in St Ninian's Scottish Episcopal Church in Dundee on Wednesday night the Venerable Dr Nigel Peyton was named as the new bishop of the diocese.
Dr Peyton is archdeacon of Newark, Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham, but is no stranger to the Diocese of Brechin. He became a deacon in 1976 and a priest the year after, and served as chaplain at St Paul's Cathedral in Dundee from 1976 to 1982.
He was diocesan youth chaplain from 1976 to 1985 and a hospital chaplain in Dundee from 1982 to 1985, as well as serving in Invergowrie from 1979 to 1985, latterly as priest-in-charge, before moving to Nottingham All Saints, Southwell, as vicar.
Dr Peyton is married to Anne, a retired school teacher, and his interests include "grand-parenting, writing, eclectic reading, music, gardening, supporting Nottingham Forest FC and enjoying real ale."