1 One of the 5 “lesser” sacraments”

2 Other “once for all” sacraments are marriage, ordination [though there are three separate sub-sections of this, on which see the paper on ordination later in this series], and baptism

3 Normally those who have not been confirmed by a bishop [the bishop is the distinguishing feature of the Church of England’s structure and ministerial system] are confirmed when they transfer their membership to us. That therefore applies to members of the United Reformed Church, the Methodist Church, the Baptist Church and others which do not have bishops. However, those who have been confirmed by bishops in their own church [like Roman Catholics] are not confirmed again on admission to the C of E – they are “received”, based on their declaration of a desire to be a member of our church and to accept our statements of faith