Reception into Membership of the Anglican Church of Australia

People who have been baptised, but are from a non-Anglican background, and who have found a home within the worshipping community of the Anglican Church of Australia, are welcome to be received into membership.

Sometimes this reception will take the form of confirmation, but if the person has already been confirmed by a bishop then there is a simple service of reception which is usually led by a bishop or archbishop.

There is no requirement to be baptised again unless the person is unsure of whether or not they were baptised earlier, or unless there is some doubt that The Anglican Church does not use language such as ‘conversion’ when referring to people who change their Christian allegiance from one part of the Church to another; rather, reception into membership is seen as recognition of that person’s place in their spiritual journey.