Closed Communion seems to be commonly required in churches with more physical views of the Real Presence (excluding, of course, Reformed churches that hold to Calvin's "spiritual presence" view). The Orthodox, Roman Catholics, and many Lutherans all practice closed Communion. Most Anglican churches, however, practice open Communion. Are there any Anglo-Catholic churches that have tried to restrict their Communion practice to church members, as do most churches with similar theology?


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Some more conservative Anglo-Catholics may prefer a policy of closed communion, but in the Episcopal Church there is a policy of communion being offered to all who are baptized.

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    Good find, but better if you can edit to show a reference. Jul 9, 2015 at 14:51

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