What about godparents?

Being asked to be a godparent is a good opportunity to think about your own faith. Because of their special role, godparents do have to be baptised themselves.

Parents can choose as many as they wish (within reason!), but every child should have at least three, two of the same sex and at least one of the opposite sex to the child. Parents may be godparents for their own children, providing they have at least one other godparent.

The main roles of godparents are:

o   To be there for the child to talk to about the bigger questions of life.

o   Praying for the child through the ups and downs of their faith journey

o   Showing them how to make good choices in life, for themselves and for others

o   Helping them to learn more about the Christian faith, through their church and in other ways.

If you have been asked to be a godparent, but haven’t yet been baptised yourself, please contact Linda the Rector


If you would like more information on being a godparent and what to expect during the baptism service, click here