God Parents & Sponsors

It is usual for parents to choose three people to support them in the care of their child, and it is customary for two to be of the same gender as the child and one to be of the opposite gender.  However you are most welcome to choose additional god parents if you would like.

If the people that you choose are themselves baptised (in any Christian Church) we will welcome them as god parents.  If the people you choose are not baptised we will welcome them as sponsors.  Both god parents and sponsors participate in the same way in the baptism service.

If you are an adult coming for Baptism you are welcome to choose sponsors (who are themselves baptised) to support you and to take part in the baptism service with you.


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