Who should be the godparents?

Godparents are very important people! They promise to pray for and support the child, and to help the parents bring up the child in the Christian faith.

Godparents should be baptised themselves, and there should be at least three – two of whom are the same sex as the child, and one of the opposite sex. They are usually family members or very good friends of the family, who will take an active interest in the child’s welfare and upbringing in the years to come, until the child is able to make a personal, informed decision regarding their own faith.