My friend in UK claims to have gone to a church where the priest is a woman. Are females given official priesthood in any christian denomination?
2Too many to outline effectively in the Stack Exchange Q&A format. You might like to start with Wikipedia's overview.– curiousdannii ♦Jan 3, 2019 at 11:43
1This question shows a lack of research, to say the least.– Ken Graham ♦Jan 3, 2019 at 15:13
1The Church of England, the official (and largest) church in the UK has women priests.– DJClayworthJan 3, 2019 at 15:54
No, not in "any Christian denomination" in the U.K. Only in some Christian denominations. For example:
Anglican Church (Church of England) who have female priests and bishops
Church of Scotland
The first woman to be ordained as a minister in the Church of Scotland was the Revd Catherine McConnachie by the Presbytery of Aberdeen in 1969. (Sources below)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordination_of_women_in_the_Church_of_Scotland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordination_of_women_in_the_Anglican_Communion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordination_of_women_in_the_Anglican_Communion#Scottish_Episcopal_Church
However, there are many U.K. Christian denominations who do not ordain women to the priesthood, or even to any role where they have authority over men.