... Here's a question for our Anglican posters, does the COE recognize baptism in other denominations? I'm asking because I was wondering if the baptisms could be done at Balmoral?
Most mainstream churches will recognise a baptism that uses water and the Trinitarian Formula:
According to the doctrines of Roman Catholicism, Oriental Orthodoxy, Eastern Orthodoxy, and most forms of Protestantism, such as Lutheranism and Anglicanism, a baptism is not valid unless the Trinitarian formula is used in the administration of that sacrament.https://en.wikipedia.org/...an_formula#Use_in_baptism
My own Anglican infant baptism was valid when I was received into and was confirmed in the Roman Catholic church.
Thank you, Athena. I knew our RC baptisms were accepted when we joined the Presbyterian Church, though we did have to show our certificates. I'd heard of a few denominations that required another baptism, to fit the whys and wherefores of their precepts.
Both CoE and the Presbyterians use the Trinitarian formula - a look at the CoE baptismal service online compared to the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship shows them to be very very much alike, word for word in many cases.
I didnít know that baptisms were - transferable (sorry couldnít think of a better word). Thanks for the info!