Who godparentParents and godparents have a very important part to play in baptism. New parents often need all the help they can get, and this applies to the Christian life too.  As your child grows, he or she will need supporters on the journey of faith.

It is usual to have up to four godparents of either gender.

Godparents must be baptised themselves and old enough to make some serious promises on behalf of the child.  Baptism is the start of a journey of faith.  It is an ongoing one that we all share and it will be good to have godparents to turn to whenever he or she needs them.