What is the next step for you in maturing in your faith?

Baptism is often the first in a number of steps in the early stages of the Christian life.

For those who were baptised as an infant, Confirmation is step of confirming the promises that were made on your behalf.

For those who have been baptised and/or confirmed in another denomination and want to become a full member of the Anglican Church, which includes becoming a voting member, then Reception is the next step.

If you’d like to chat about any of the above steps, or if you’re thinking about getting baptised, confirmed or received – then get in contact with one of our ministers
Richard Bruce (Kew)
Tim Horman (Balwyn North)

At St Hilary’s we have the purpose of Making, Maturing and Mobilising Disciples of Jesus Christ. As such, we want to help you to grow in your relationship with Jesus and we do this in a number of ways which can be seen more fully in our discipleship document.

People of all ages are invited to attend the preparation classes being held throughout the year (you’ll find our upcoming times below).  These classes help people to understand what it means to be baptised and confirmed.  It is not a class that you ‘pass’ but one which informs and helps in the discernment process.  A successful class is one where together with the leaders and your family, you discern if you are ready to make this step of public declaration of your faith.  It’s OK to attend the classes and not be baptised, there’s absolutely no pressure put on people.

For more information on the classes, please download this information document.

You can register for any of our Next Step classes by clicking on the links below

Upcoming Classes

  • Alpha Launch Night

    Alpha is a series of eight sessions that freely explore life, spirituality and the foundations of the Christian faith in a fun, non-judgmental and safe...

    • Tuesday | July 30, 2019
    • 7:00pm
    • St Hilary's Kew, 12 John Street Kew 3101
  • Alpha Launch Night

    Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Each session includes food, a short talk...

    • Wednesday | July 31, 2019
    • 7:30pm
    • St Silas North Balwyn, Osburn Avenue North Balwyn, 3104
  • Baptism Class

    If you’re looking to get baptised or confirmed, then these classes are for you! Come along to learn what Baptism and Confirmation are all about,...

    • Sunday | August 11, 2019
    • 3:00pm
    • St Hilary's Kew, 12 John St Kew 3101
  • Baptism Class

    If you’re looking to get baptised or confirmed, then these classes are for you! Come along to learn what Baptism and Confirmation are all about,...

    • Sunday | August 18, 2019
    • 3:00pm
    • St Hilary's Kew, 12 John St, Kew
  • Baptism Class

    If you’re looking to get baptised or confirmed, then these classes are for you! Come along to learn what Baptism and Confirmation are all about,...

    • Sunday | August 25, 2019
    • 3:00pm
    • St Hilary's Kew, 12 John St Kew, 3101
  • Baptism Class

    If you’re looking to get baptised or confirmed, then these classes are for you! Come along to learn what Baptism and Confirmation are all about,...

    • Sunday | September 1, 2019
    • 3:00pm
    • St Hilary's Kew, 12 John St Kew, 3101
  • Baptism Class

    If you’re looking to get baptised or confirmed, then these classes are for you! Come along to learn what Baptism and Confirmation are all about,...

    • Sunday | September 8, 2019
    • 3:00pm
    • St Hilary's Kew, 12 John St Kew, 3101