The Church of England's national assembly will be asked to give the final approval to legislation introducing women bishops today.
The 470-strong body, meeting in Church House, London, will vote today on whether to allow the legislation to clear its final hurdle before going to the Houses of Parliament for approval.
Anger is building in the Commons over the Church of England's decision on women bishops, but what action, if any, can be taken?
The Church of England General Synod voted against allowing women bishops in what the Archbishop of Canterbury called "a missed opportunity".
Today's debate on female bishops is painfully slow but shows the determination of the Church to build consensus and respect their community.