Godparents’ Sunday is a response to research undertaken on behalf of Archbishops’ Council looking at parent’s real experiences and expectations around the baptism of their child. One of the biggest findings of the research was that godparents really matter to families.
In fact, 91% of parents gave having godparents as a reason for wanting to have their child baptized at a christening. Godparents are part of family life for all the years ahead, a relationship that will last into adulthood and beyond.
So setting apart a Sunday to celebrate and pray for this special relationship is a great opportunity to share with families and ask for God’s blessing on godparents and godchildren everywhere.
The ChurchHub website has resources to help create a great day of welcome and celebration, including posters, invitations, liturgy, prayers and hymns, badges, banners and bunting.